With Restraining Means Patents (Class 5/628)
  • Patent number: 9681638
    Abstract: The wheeled litter-sifting cart is a device that is adapted to store containers of cat litter as well as to sift out used cat litter for disposal of waste and potential re-use of cat litter. The wheeled cart is mobilized via a plurality of wheels that are affixed to a cart frame. The cart frame includes a bottom deck, intermediate deck, and a top deck. The bottom deck, the intermediate deck, and the top deck are all parallel with respect to one another, and are equally spaced elevationally, speaking. The top deck includes a first opening adjacent to a second opening. A hinged sifter is attached to the top deck in between the first opening and the second opening. In use, a first bucket is aligned underneath the first opening, a second bucket is aligned underneath the second opening, and soiled cat litter is sifted via the hinged sifter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventors: Bryan Harris, Lisa Harris
  • Patent number: 9283129
    Abstract: A lower sheet has lower front and rear edges separated by a lower length. The lower sheet has lower left and right edges separated by a lower width. Lateral straps are stitched to the lower sheet parallel with the lower front and rear edges. Longitudinal straps are stitched to the lower sheet parallel with the lower left and right edges. The longitudinal straps include an edge strap adapted to lie flat for receiving and discharging a patient and elevated for carrying the patient. An upper sheet has upper front and rear edges. A hard plastic sheet is removably received between the upper sheet and the lower sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventors: Douglas R. Pifer, Gregory A. Pifer
  • Patent number: 9283133
    Abstract: A device to position a patient in a selected body position, such as a Trendelenburg or flexed position, on an operating table. The device includes a board, shoulder supports removably coupled to and extending substantially perpendicular from the board, and a cushioning mat positioned to lie between the patient and the board and the shoulder supports when the patient is placed on the device. A locking mechanism removably couples the shoulder supports to the board to allow the cushioning mat to lie flat when the shoulder supports are decoupled from the board and thereby selectively provide access to a neck and shoulders of the patient when the patient is placed on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Jaydev Sarma, Shahin Tabatabaei, Thomas Stanley Halliday
  • Patent number: 9198812
    Abstract: A field stretcher comprising a subject transporting portion, the subject transporting portion comprising a region capable of forming a subject retaining compartment for retaining a subject positioned within the subject transporting portion, is disclosed and described. A method of transporting a subject generally horizontally, is provided, the method comprising providing a field stretcher comprising a subject transporting portion, positioning a subject in the subject transporting portion, and drawing at least a portion of the subject transporting portion about at least a portion of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: TSG ASSOCIATES, LLP
    Inventors: Colin John Smart, Simon Eric Pennells, Mark Pittaway
  • Publication number: 20150143634
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and kit for transporting a non-ambulatory person comprising: a sheet assembly for enclosing the non-ambulatory person. The sheet assembly having a generally rectangular shape with sides and ends, a base layer, an upper layer, one or more straps; and a plurality of rigid plates disposed between said base and upper layers functioning to protect the non-ambulatory person being transported by a rescuer(s) from impacts, as these may occur in carrying, dragging, or otherwise moving from one location to another. A kit be configured with a satchel with quantities of sheet assemblies, which also can be varied in different sizes, and placed in the satchel, a drag harness, securing straps, and additional trauma supplies as may be required in a rescue operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: B2 PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Joshua BEAULIEU, Christopher BEAULIEU
  • Patent number: 8991835
    Abstract: Lightweight inexpensive sleds, made of tough plastic or similar material, are disclosed for transporting injured people or inert loads. Tensile towing forces applied to a strap are distributed to avoid tearing the sled body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: ARC Products, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan A. Wolf, Clifford G. Adkins
  • Publication number: 20150082544
    Abstract: A portable stretcher for carrying a subject that includes a support member for supporting a subject's body made of a flexible material; carrying straps connected to opposite sides of the support member at a back side thereof, for allowing manually carrying the stretcher; and at least two sets of handles each set comprising at least one handle, wherein each of the handles connects to the support member. The stretcher is configured for carrying the subject in a sitting posture by having at least two carriers wearing the carrying straps and also in a laying posture, in which the subject horizontally lays over the support member by having the carriers carry the laying subject by using the handles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: EASY RESCUE
    Inventors: Avraham Yancovitch, David Daboush
  • Patent number: 8955180
    Abstract: A litter comprising two arm shafts. The first arm shaft being the lock receiving frame arm and having a first locking member and a locking shaft having a second locking member. The second and first members interact to releasably retain the two arm shaft adjacent one another. Strap retaining means, each interacting with a strap, are place separately along the first arm shaft. The second arm shaft is a strap receiving arm with at least one ratchet dimensioned to receive a strap. A one torque limiter prevents each strap from being tightened beyond a preset tension point. A ratchet shaft, with a handle, is within the second arm shaft and in rotatable connection with each ratchet. Each arm shaft has a lockable handle rotatable around each end, able to rotate to serve as handles or legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Jason Pringle-Parker
  • Patent number: 8936253
    Abstract: A system related to providing a rescue sled vehicle to move an injured or wounded person from a hostile ‘battlefield condition’ environment to a safer environment for medical triage. The rescue sled comprises flexible hinged sections allowing for serpentine movement as well as vertical flexible movement to assist in rescue operations needing extraction from almost any type of structure or environment, particularly narrow areas and/or sloped ground/stairs. Further, the rescue sled is single rescuer carryable while providing the rescuer hands-free operation during entrance and exit operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas J. Rizzi
  • Publication number: 20140366272
    Abstract: A field stretcher comprising a subject transporting portion, the subject transporting portion comprising a region capable of forming a subject retaining compartment for retaining a subject positioned within the subject transporting portion, is disclosed and described. A method of transporting a subject generally horizontally, is provided, the method comprising providing a field stretcher comprising a subject transporting portion, positioning a subject in the subject transporting portion, and drawing at least a portion of the subject transporting portion about at least a portion of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Colin John Smart, Simon Eric Pennells, Mark Pittaway
  • 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: 8898839
    Abstract: An evacuation sled for non-ambulatory patients preferably including a sheet having a plurality of handholds disposed about the left and right side edges of the sheet, each handhold comprising an opening with a reinforcement above the opening. A plurality of patient retention straps are coupled to the sheet and are configured to secure a patient in the sheet when the sheet is curved upward about the patient. A pull strap is coupled through a head of the sheet and is configured to permit a person to drag the patient strapped to the sheet. Preferably, a foot strap is affixed to the head pull strap and coupled to the foot of the sheet. The foot strap is configured to cause, when tension is applied to the head pull strap, at least one portion of the plastic sheet foot to raise upward and at least partially enclose the feet of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Evacusled Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Kenalty, Miriam Gordon
  • Patent number: 8887330
    Abstract: A flat backboard for an injured person to lie upon is supported between two rigid support poles. The support poles are connected at each end of the stretcher to each other by an elevated support assembly. The support assembly has a handlebar structure and a mount assembly; this mount assembly has a central axle, around which the handlebar assembly fits, allowing for the handlebars to rotate without the mount assembly or the backboard rotating. When the holder of the handlebars generates a rocking motion, the central shaft rotates in the mount assembly, such that the weight of the injured person is supported by the mount assembly, but the rocking motion is not communicated to the mount assembly or the backboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Joshua Grinberg, Shane Skikne, Alex Deardorff, Ben Deardorff
  • Patent number: 8881327
    Abstract: An evacuation sled for non-ambulatory patients preferably includes a plastic sheet having a plurality of handholds disposed about left and right side edges of the sheet, each handhold comprising an opening with a plastic reinforcement above the opening. A plurality of patient retention straps are coupled to the plastic sheet and are configured to secure a patient in the plastic sheet when the plastic sheet is curved upward about the patient. A pull strap is coupled through a head of the plastic sheet and is configured to permit a person to drag the patient strapped to the plastic sheet. Preferably, a foot strap is affixed to the head pull strap and coupled to a foot of the plastic sheet. The foot strap is configured to cause, when tension is applied to the head pull strap, at least one portion of the plastic sheet foot to raise upward and at least partially enclose the feet of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher Kenalty, Miriam Gordon
  • Patent number: 8793827
    Abstract: A field stretcher comprising a subject transporting portion, the subject transporting portion comprising a region capable of forming a subject retaining compartment for retaining a subject positioned within the subject transporting portion, is disclosed and described. A method of transporting a subject generally horizontally, is provided, the method comprising providing a field stretcher comprising a subject transporting portion, positioning a subject in the subject transporting portion, and drawing at least a portion of the subject transporting portion about at least a portion of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: TSG Associates, LLP
    Inventors: Colin John Smart, Simon Eric Pennells, Mark Pittaway
  • Patent number: 8782833
    Abstract: An inflatable body includes an elongate chamber delimited by two substantially parallel main walls and defining at least a portion of a base suitable for holding a person laid down thereon, the chamber being extended, integrally, on both sides of the base, beyond a transition area where the main walls are close to each other, by two raised lateral strips extending along at least the base portion, so as to laterally flank the person, wherein the main walls are braced by a plurality of drop stitch links, and at the location of the transition area, the inflatable body has seams bringing the main walls together, thereby causing a fold between the base and each of the raised lateral strips, with the seams being covered by a sealed lining wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Aerazur
    Inventors: Laurent Beurguet, Amelie Cavillac, Valerie Mondoly
  • Patent number: 8776291
    Abstract: A rescue device is configured to permit rapid evacuation of a casualty by easily attaching to a casualty. The rescue device includes a shell comprising a cavity and mechanically coupled to shoulder straps which can secure the shell to the casualty. An attachment strap is mechanically coupled to the shell which can secure the shell to the casualty holding the shell in place. A lower carrying surface can be deployed from the shell that can support the casualty. There are handles mechanically coupled to the shell and handle bars mechanically coupled to the lower carrying surface in order to permit easily carrying the casualty to safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Ryan Leighton Lewis
  • Patent number: 8763179
    Abstract: A strokes litter victim harness includes a harness, a plurality of connectors, and a stokes litter. The harness is adjustably attached with the stokes litter by the plurality of connectors. The harness, which includes a bottom panel, a top leg panel, a left leg opening, and a right leg opening, provides the necessary support to the victim's body when the victim is transported from one location to another. Many different straps of the harness allow the operator of the stokes litter victim harness to adjust the left leg opening, the right leg opening, and other related spacing so that the victim can be secured within the harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald Eric Roysum
  • Patent number: 8745791
    Abstract: A patient lifter is provided which includes a pair of side members with a patient support extending therebetween. Arcuate front supports extend from a first end of each side member and the inside bend of each arcuate front support generally faces the patient support. A handle at a second end of the side members facilitates a lift. As the lift begins, a first mechanical advantage is effected by the patient being relatively close to a fulcrum of the lifter. Large vertical travel by the lifting force results in relatively little vertical travel by the patient. As the lift progresses, and the one doing the lift is in a better position to exert additional lifting force, the fulcrum shifts to provide a second, lower, mechanical advantage, but the patient moves further in the vertical direction relative to the vertical travel of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Osmar A. Ullrich, Steven A. Sauer
  • Patent number: 8713731
    Abstract: An evacuation mattress comprises an integral mattress including a mattress interior, a mattress top face sheet, four mattress side face sheets, and a bottom sheet. The bottom sheet forms both the mattress bottom face sheet and an evacuation bottom sheet. The integral evacuation mattress also includes a top evacuation sheet configured to be deployed over a patient who is disposed above the mattress top face sheet. The integral evacuation mattress further includes securing structure configured to secure the top evacuation sheet to the patient and the integral mattress. Transport structure is also included in the integral evacuation mattress and is configured for a person to drag the secured patient and integral mattress from a hospital.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher Kenalty, Miriam Gordon
  • Patent number: 8677530
    Abstract: A stretcher including a flexible base panel sized to support a person lying thereon during a rescue or extrication operation. The base panel includes a header end and an opposite footer end, and further includes a head-supporting region and a body-supporting region. The head-supporting region is sized to support the head and shoulders of the person and the body-supporting region is sized to support a human torso. The stretcher further includes a securement strap extending from the head-supporting region along one side of the base panel and crossing over to the body-supporting region at the other side of the base panel. The securement strap extends diagonally across the shoulder and torso of the person to arrest the shoulder and limit sliding movement of the person toward the header end of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Skedco, Inc.
    Inventor: Carston R. Calkin
  • Patent number: 8671475
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an example patient movement apparatus and methods for its use enable an EMS crew to load a patient disposed in an ambulance chair and/or in an ambulance stretcher into an ambulance, unload the patient from the ambulance, and otherwise move the patent within the ambulance, for example, from the ambulance chair to the ambulance stretcher. The patient movement apparatus may comprise a patient cradle in which a patient is wrapped, a loading ramp that spans between ground level and the level of the floor of the rear of the ambulance, a winch secured within the rear of the ambulance and having a retractable winch cable, an articulating arm secured within the rear of the ambulance and having a pulley to accommodate the winch cable, and/or one or more cable guides secured within the rear of the ambulance and that accommodate the winch cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Yevgeniy Radzinsky
  • Patent number: 8667629
    Abstract: A stretcher pad comprises a mattress; a cuff fixed to an upper surface of the mattress; and a belt assembly arranged for securing one of a child and an infant being wrapped in the cuff; wherein a recess is formed in the mattress for accommodating at least part of the belt assembly; and a pouch is arranged on the mattress so as to cover the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventors: Marion Mohr, Alois Schnitzler
  • Patent number: 8661580
    Abstract: A patient positioning device provided to position, protect and secure a patient on a support surface for transfer to another support surface or for preparation for surgery. The positioning device includes a sheet with a first and second flexible substrate coupled to the sheet's top surface. The first and second flexible substrates may be padded. These substrates are capable of wrapping around an adjacent arm of the patient creating a wrapped engagement. This wrapped engagement may pad, protect, secure and elevate the arms from injury caused by pressure imparted thereon during surgery or transport. This positioning device may be lifted or slid from one support surface to another. Optionally, a third and fourth flexible substrate capable of wrapping around an adjacent arm of the patient creating a second wrapped engagement may be used for additional securing. Optionally, an inflatable support may be used with the device to aid when sliding or translating the device 10 with the patient thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: BCG Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Brandon Cuongquoc Giap
  • Publication number: 20140053335
    Abstract: A stretcher including a flexible base panel sized to support a person lying thereon during a rescue or extrication operation. The base panel includes a header end and an opposite footer end, and further includes a head-supporting region and a body-supporting region. The head-supporting region is sized to support the head and shoulders of the person and the body-supporting region is sized to support a human torso. The stretcher further includes a securement strap extending from the head-supporting region along one side of the base panel and crossing over to the body-supporting region at the other side of the base panel. The securement strap extends diagonally across the shoulder and torso of the person to arrest the shoulder and limit sliding movement of the person toward the header end of the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Carston R. Calkin
  • Patent number: 8615829
    Abstract: An economical emergency evacuation mattress for persons in areas with limited access, such as subways and high-rises, provides a warm and secure cocoon for the patient, allows easy transport over any type of surface (e.g., up and down stairs), provides proper support for all of the patient's body, allows the patient to feel a high degree of comfort in what is otherwise a very stressful situation, and provides securing means (e.g., straps) to firmly hold the patient in place during transit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Evacusled Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Kenalty, Miriam Gordon
  • Publication number: 20130340170
    Abstract: Life support litters (10) include a bed assembly (20) including a mattress (26) connected to a mattress frame (25), a chassis assembly (30) connected to and supporting the mattress frame, the chassis assembly operable to secure the life support litter to a transport vehicle, and a plurality of vibration dampeners (40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 50, 54, 60, 61, 39, 26), disposed about the life support litter and operable to reduce vibrations of a plurality of frequencies, wherein the plurality of vibration dampeners comprises a first vibration dampener operable to reduce vibrations of a first frequency range from a first vibration source and a second vibration dampener operable to reduce vibrations of a second frequency range from a second vibration source and wherein the first frequency range is different than the second frequency range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Chinn
  • Patent number: 8601623
    Abstract: A patient positioner for maintaining a patient's position during a medical procedure including a body anchoring portion placeable atop an operating table, chest straps, support base straps, upper arm straps, wrist straps, a substrate backing substantially concentrically disposed on and fixedly attached to the body anchoring portion. In use, the body anchoring portion is positioned under the patient's torso with a portion of the substrate backing wrapped over each of the patient's arms while the chest straps are brought over the patient's shoulders and criss-crossed over the patient's chest and secured on an opposing side rail. The upper arm and wrist straps are brought from underneath the patient's torso and wrapped over the patient's arms. The support base straps are placed through a break of the operating table and brought around the support base and secured to each other to prevent the patient from sliding in the Trendelenburg position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Tamra West
  • Patent number: 8590077
    Abstract: A hands-free emergency all terrain light-weight litter, having: a panel having a leg support portion, a body support portion and a head support portion; a pair of parallel longitudinal support straps running along the length of the panel, and extending from opposite ends of the panel; and a plurality of interlocking patient stabilization straps extending from the body support portion of the panel, wherein the interlocking patient stabilization straps are dimensioned to pass over a patient's upper body, and lock together over the front of the patient's upper body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Ryan Warwick Saunders, Pamela Kelley Saunders, Cindy Richardson Saunders
  • Patent number: 8590076
    Abstract: An air liftable emergency evacuation frame is for transporting an injured person to an immediate medical aid. The evacuation frame comprises an elongated support structure that includes a support member assembly having a longitudinally extending pair of opposing poles. The support member assembly is configured to interconnect the pair of opposing poles to define a recessed area to place the injured person. A plurality of supporting means attached at a lower portion of the pair of opposing poles is adaptable to hold the elongated support structure when the emergency evacuation frame is placed on a surface with the injured person. At least one hole is employed at an upper portion of at least one of the pair of opposing poles to hold a detachable intravenous stand. The detachable intravenous stand allows a rescuer to hang an intravenous bag for providing a better flow of fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: David Davis
  • Publication number: 20130305454
    Abstract: Sleeves for immobilizing and compressing one or more limbs of a patient are described. Sleeve embodiments can be rapidly applied to a wounded limb, and will limit bleeding from the limb as well as rapidly immobilizing the limb in a manner appropriate for transporting the patient. A stretcher equipped with multiple sleeves for full-body immobilization and to control bleeding in situations of multiple traumas is described. A method for controlling bleeding from a pelvic wound is also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Peleg Ben-Galim
  • Publication number: 20130263376
    Abstract: A strokes litter victim harness includes a harness, a plurality of connectors, and a stokes litter. The harness is adjustably attached with the stokes litter by the plurality of connectors. The harness, which includes a bottom panel, a top leg panel, a left leg opening, and a right leg opening, provides the necessary support to the victim's body when the victim is transported from one location to another. Many different straps of the harness allow the operator of the stokes litter victim harness to adjust the left leg opening, the right leg opening, and other related spacing so that the victim can be secured within the harness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald Eric ROYSUM
  • Patent number: 8539621
    Abstract: A patient positioner for maintaining a patient's position during a medical procedure is provided. The patient positioner includes a generally rectangular body anchoring portion having a longitudinally disposed head and tail ends and two transversely disposed opposing side ends, placeable atop an operating table. There are a pair of spaced apart chest straps, a pair of spaced apart support base straps, a pair of upper arm straps, and a pair of wrist straps. There is a generally rectangular substrate backing having a longitudinally disposed head and tail ends and two transversely disposed opposing side ends, substantially concentrically disposed on and fixedly attached to the body anchoring portion. In one embodiment, an extender strap is further provided to facilitate securement of the support base straps to a support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Tamra West
  • Patent number: 8539623
    Abstract: A patient positioner for maintaining a patient's position during a medical procedure is provided. The patient positioner includes a generally rectangular body anchoring portion having a longitudinally disposed head and tail ends and two transversely disposed opposing side ends, placeable atop an operating table, a pair of spaced apart chest straps, a pair of spaced apart table straps, a pair of upper arm straps, and a pair of wrist straps. There is a generally rectangular substrate backing having a longitudinally disposed head and tail ends and two transversely disposed opposing side ends, substantially concentrically disposed on and fixedly attached to the body anchoring portion. In use, the table straps are placed through a break of the operating table and secured to the head end of the operating table to prevent the patient from sliding toward the head end of the operating table in the Trendelenburg position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Tamra West
  • Patent number: 8539622
    Abstract: A patient positioner for maintaining a patient's position during a medical procedure is provided. The patient positioner includes a generally rectangular body anchoring portion having a longitudinally disposed head and tail ends and two transversely disposed opposing side ends, placeable atop an operating table. There are a pair of spaced apart chest straps, a pair of spaced apart table straps, a pair of upper arm straps, and a pair of wrist straps. There is a generally rectangular substrate backing having a longitudinally disposed head and tail ends and two transversely disposed opposing side ends, substantially concentrically disposed on and fixedly attached to the body anchoring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Tamra West
  • Publication number: 20130239332
    Abstract: A litter comprising two arm shafts. The first arm shaft being the lock receiving frame arm and having a first locking member and a locking shaft having a second locking member. The second and first members interact to releasably retain the two arm shaft adjacent one another. Strap retaining means, each interacting with a strap, are place separately along the first arm shaft. The second arm shaft is a strap receiving arm with at least one ratchet dimensioned to receive a strap. A one torque limiter prevents each strap from being tightened beyond a preset tension point. A ratchet shaft, with a handle, is within the second arm shaft and in rotatable connection with each ratchet. Each arm shaft has a lockable handle rotatable around each end, able to rotate to serve as handles or legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Jason Pringle-Parker
  • Patent number: 8528137
    Abstract: A collapsible litter including a first flexible and elongated body support member having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a plurality of flexible grab strap elements attached to the bottom surface of the body support member. The strap elements extend substantially beyond the surface of the body support member. A second flexible body support member, is disposed on the top of the first flexible elongated body support member, and covers a substantial portion of the first flexible elongated body support member. At least one edge of the second flexible body support member is affixed the top surface of the first flexible body support member forming a compartment with an opening for securing and transporting items such that the first and second body support members form a compartment for securing and transporting items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Tactical Medical Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Johnson, Alan Hester, Erick Ward, Chris Kopp
  • Publication number: 20130227790
    Abstract: A stretcher for patients who are heavily soiled or are chemically, biologically or radioactively contaminated. The stretcher comprises a dish-shaped lying arrangement, which extends substantially along a longitudinal direction and has a lying surface for receiving a patient lying substantially along the longitudinal direction. It further comprises a securing arrangement for securing the patient on the lying arrangement and a support frame, which allows the stretcher to be rolled on a ground surface between at least two mechanically stable positions about an axis of rotation arranged parallel to the longitudinal direction. The support frame comprises a first set-down element for setting down the stretcher on the ground surface in a first mechanically stable position, wherein the lying surface is oriented substantially parallel to the ground surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Kaercher Futuretech GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Kostron, Markus Kurt Saygin
  • Patent number: 8474077
    Abstract: A flat backboard for an injured person to lie upon is supported between two rigid support poles. The support poles are connected at each end of the stretcher to each other by an elevated support assembly. The support assembly has a handlebar structure and a mount assembly; this mount assembly has a central axle, around which the handlebar assembly fits, allowing for the handlebars to rotate without the mount assembly or the backboard rotating. When the holder of the handlebars generates a rocking motion, the central shaft rotates in the mount assembly, such that the weight of the injured person is supported by the mount assembly, but the rocking motion is not communicated to the mount assembly or the backboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventors: Joshua Grinberg, Shane Skikne, Alex Deardorff, Ben Deardorff
  • Publication number: 20130139319
    Abstract: An evacuation sled for non-ambulatory patients preferably includes a plastic sheet having a plurality of handholds disposed about left and right side edges of the sheet, each handhold comprising an opening with a plastic reinforcement above the opening. A plurality of patient retention straps are coupled to the plastic sheet and are configured to secure a patient in the plastic sheet when the plastic sheet is curved upward about the patient. A pull strap is coupled through a head of the plastic sheet and is configured to permit a person to drag the patient strapped to the plastic sheet. Preferably, a foot strap is affixed to the head pull strap and coupled to a foot of the plastic sheet. The foot strap is configured to cause, when tension is applied to the head pull strap, at least one portion of the plastic sheet foot to raise upward and at least partially enclose the feet of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER KENALTY, MIRIAM GORDON
  • Patent number: 8381734
    Abstract: A patient stabilizing strap includes a base strap, which is removably attachable to a planar surface. At least one receiving portion is secured to the planar surface by the base strap. At least one elongate stabilizing portion has longitudinally spaced first and second stabilizing portion ends separated by a stabilizing portion body. Each first stabilizing portion end is removably attachable to a receiving portion to secure the stabilizing portion to the planar surface. Each second stabilizing portion end is removably attachable to an other second stabilizing portion end to encircle at least a portion of a patient body in cooperation with the planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel Hedges, Jerry Faiella
  • Publication number: 20130036552
    Abstract: An air liftable emergency evacuation frame is for transporting an injured person to an immediate medical aid. The evacuation frame comprises an elongated support structure that includes a support member assembly having a longitudinally extending pair of opposing poles. The support member assembly is configured to interconnect the pair of opposing poles to define a recessed area to place the injured person. A plurality of supporting means attached at a lower portion of the pair of opposing poles is adaptable to hold the elongated support structure when the emergency evacuation frame is placed on a surface with the injured person. At least one hole is employed at an upper portion of at least one of the pair of opposing poles to hold a detachable intravenous stand. The detachable intravenous stand allows a rescuer to hang an intravenous bag for providing a better flow of fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: David Davis
  • Patent number: 8365740
    Abstract: A patient restraining device is secured to a patient supporting structure to more safely support a person's body during transport from one place to another. The device includes a sheet of fabric and connector straps secured to the fabric. After the device is fastened to the patient supporting structure, and the person is positioned on the patient supporting structure, the fabric is wrapped about the person's body, and the connector straps are secured about the fabric and the person's body. Among other things, the device may be used to increase the “patient capacity” of an otherwise conventional ambulance cot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Keith Ishida
  • Patent number: 8365326
    Abstract: An evacuation sled for non-ambulatory patients preferably includes a plastic sheet having a plurality of handholds disposed about left and right side edges of the sheet, each handhold comprising an opening with a plastic reinforcement above the opening. A plurality of patient retention straps are coupled to the plastic sheet and are configured to secure a patient in the plastic sheet when the plastic sheet is curved upward about the patient. A pull strap is coupled through a head of the plastic sheet and is configured to permit a person to drag the patient strapped to the plastic sheet. Preferably, a foot strap is affixed to the head pull strap and coupled to a foot of the plastic sheet. The foot strap is configured to cause, when tension is applied to the head pull strap, at least one portion of the plastic sheet foot to raise upward and at least partially enclose the feet of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher Kenalty, Miriam Gordon
  • Patent number: 8336141
    Abstract: A rescuing and carrying device comprising a supporting portion, handhold belts, safety belts and shoulder belts, each made of flexible materials. The handhold belts, safety belts and shoulder belts are fixed on the supporting portion respectively. The device comprises lightweight, flexible and foldable materials. With the shoulder belts, the device can be lifted or carried on the shoulders of carriers, allowing for hands-free operation by the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Cho Kee Wong
  • Patent number: 8327481
    Abstract: A device for providing elements of survival, including two components that attached together form a sealed compartment. One side of the compartment is substantially flat to enable the transportation of persons or materials, and has a number of handles to facilitate transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Relief Pod International LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Molinaro
  • Patent number: 8316487
    Abstract: An evacuation mattress comprises an integral mattress including a mattress interior, a mattress top face sheet, four mattress side face sheets, and a bottom sheet. The bottom sheet forms both the mattress bottom face sheet and an evacuation bottom sheet. The integral evacuation mattress also includes a top evacuation sheet configured to be deployed over a patient who is disposed above the mattress top face sheet. The integral evacuation mattress further includes securing structure configured to secure the top evacuation sheet to the patient and the integral mattress. Transport structure is also included in the integral evacuation mattress and is configured for a person to drag the secured patient and integral mattress from a hospital.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Christopher Kenalty, Miriam Gordon
  • Publication number: 20120272451
    Abstract: An emergency drag stretcher is disclosed that combines a base panel formed of a flexible sheet material and a harness. The harness securely restrains an individual and holds the base panel against the individual, allowing the individual to be dragged or vertically lifted using the emergency drag stretcher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: MFT Internal Inc., d/b/a Rite Rescue Systems
    Inventors: Frank HASKELL, Thomas J. Fee, Michael P. Harty
  • Patent number: 8286284
    Abstract: Emergency drag stretcher devices are provided that include a combination of a base panel formed of a flexible sheet material, and a unitary harness device coupled to the base panel, wherein the unitary harness system is adapted to securely restrain an individual and hold the base panel against the individual, and allow the individual to be dragged or vertically lifted using the emergency stretcher device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: MFT Internal Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Fee, Frank Haskell, Michael P. Harty
  • Patent number: 8261383
    Abstract: A device for rescue from the interior of a confined space via a manhole which includes at least a tray, a prying structure and two elements for tightening of a person to the tray and the prying structure respectively. The tray is elongated and includes on one of its sides at least two means of coupling where the prying structure is inserted; the other side being smooth. Also defined is a method of utilization of said device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Operations, S.L.
    Inventors: Alberto Merino Rodriguez, Pedro Moreno Martín