Attachment Or Accessory Patents (Class 5/658)
  • Patent number: 9730527
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for making same utilizing a breathable mesh material having a reduced suffocation resistance level for infant and toddler use. The breathable mesh material includes an inner and outer fabric that includes larger openings on the front substructure than on the back substructure and a pile substructure is integrated and extends between the front and back substructures allowing air to substantially move effectively therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: BreathableBaby, LLC
    Inventors: Dale Richard Waters, Susan Marie Waters
  • Patent number: 9700247
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes one or more readers and/or sensing devices to receive data that can be use to verify the identity of persons or objects, such as patients, caregivers, and medications. The sensing devices may include, for example, a biometric sensor, a physiological sensor, a bar code reader, a camera, a microphone, or a combination thereof. The patient support apparatus may use identity verification information obtained from these devices for a number of different purposes, including, for example, managing the delivery of therapy, medication, or treatment to a patient associated with the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Dixon, David L. Ribble, Todd P. O'Neal, Christopher K. Lack, James M. Allen, Thomas F. Heil
  • Patent number: 9282829
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to an exercise assembly and an exercise bed assembly. The exercise assembly includes a band configured to be fitted around the circumference of a bed mattress or support frame and includes areas to which exercise bands can be attached. One or more exercise bands can be attached so that a user can perform various bodyweight exercises. The exercise bands can be reset in various combinations in order to enable a user to complete different exercises. In some embodiments, the exercise assembly can also include reinforcements that are connected at multiple points of the band. In some instances, the reinforcements cover a side of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: BedGym LLC
    Inventors: Grace Caruso, Andre Lutfy
  • Patent number: 9286441
    Abstract: A point-of-care computer system is provided, including a display positioned in a point-of-care location. The point-of-care computer includes hardware coupled to a frame of a hospital bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Ryan A. Reeder, John D. Vogel, Michael E. Cerimele, Carl W. Riley, Timothy D. Wildman
  • Patent number: 9113730
    Abstract: An integrated bedding cover system includes a article of clothing and a bed cover. The integrated bedding cover system further includes a fastening means to attach the article of clothing with the bed cover. In one embodiment, the article of clothing includes a plurality of male snaps and a plurality of female snaps, and the bed cover includes a plurality of male snaps and a plurality of female snaps. The male snaps of the article of clothing are configured to engage with the female snaps of the bed cover, and the female snaps of the article of clothing are configured to engage with the male snaps of the bed cover to attach the article of clothing with the comforter. The integrated bedding cover system provides a theme that matches with a particular theme coordinated with a child's bedroom furniture, window treatments, and color schemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Franco Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Hugo Washington Perez
  • Patent number: 9044366
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns an adjustable bed with a deck-on-deck appearance. A concealing assembly is attached to the center frame of an articulating bed, wherein the concealing assembly is situated below the mattress platform and conceals the base frame as the center frame moves along the base frame when the bed articulates. In other embodiments, such as for non-wall hugger beds where the center frame is stationary, a concealing assembly may still be used but will also be stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: ASCION, LLC
    Inventor: Martin B. Rawls-Meehan
  • Publication number: 20150128346
    Abstract: A first embodiment provides a manually operable castor assembly for a hospital bed, including a wheel unit fittable to a bed frame and provided with a lock actuator. A sensor unit is provided with a trigger element and a sensor element, the trigger element being located on the manually operable brake actuator and the sensor element being located on the wheel unit. Another embodiment provides a manually operable safety side panel assembly including a hinge assembly coupled to the panel element and attachable to a bed frame, and a sensor unit including a trigger element and a sensor element, the trigger element being located on the manually operable actuator and the sensor element being located on a part of the side panel or hinge assembly. Monitoring apparatus monitors the manually operable bed safety device and including a control unit coupled to the sensor unit and an indicator unit controllable by the control unit and operable to give an indication of the state of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: HUNTLEIGH TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen Hollyoak, Robert Hugh Jones
  • Patent number: 9027182
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a functional table for patient transportation, including: a patient supporter which supports a patient laid thereon and allows the patient to be horizontally slidably transported, with its both sides being changed in their angle with respect to a vertical axis of the patient; a support frame which is located in the central bottom of the patient supporter and allows the patient supporter to be vertically moved; a base frame which is connected to the bottom of the support frame and supports the whole of functional table; and at least three transporting wheels which are connected to the base frame and allow the functional table to be freely moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Keimyung University Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Moo Seong Cho, Jae Young Bae
  • Publication number: 20150121625
    Abstract: A mattress age indicating device (10) includes an enclosure (20) and an indicating assembly (30) contained within the enclosure (20). The age indicating device (10) may be configured to present an indication related to the mattress's age and may be coupled to the mattress (2) or other bedding or seating product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Terrance L. Myers, John A. Garrett
  • Patent number: 9003583
    Abstract: A mattress-retention mechanism is provided that prevents a mattress from moving on an adjustable bed during articulation. The mechanism includes a rod held between two retainer ends. The rod is held on the mattress bottom within a tube. The retainer ends have a downwardly extending leg that passes through a corresponding hole in the bed base. Each leg has a toothed rack that can be engaged by a latch. Each retainer end is held in place by a latch assembly coupled to the bottom of the adjustable bed base. The latch assembly has a retainer block that holds a latch, and a biasing mechanism. The biasing mechanism operates to move the latch into engagement with the leg of the retainer end. The mechanism maintains the mattress in place relative to the adjustable bed base, while being hidden from view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Christopher John Schnake, William Robert Rohr
  • Patent number: 8997286
    Abstract: An adapter (10) is described for connecting at least one accessory device (12) to an operating table (14), comprising a first fixing device for attaching a base body of the adapter (10) to the operating table (14) and a second fixing device for attaching the accessory device (12) to the adapter (10). The base body is formed from an X-ray transparent plate (16), said X-ray transparent plate (16) including a part lying on a support surface (15) of the operating table (14) and another part extending beyond the support surface (15) and forming a support surface extension for supporting a patient, when said X-ray transparent plate (16) is attached to the operating table (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Maquet GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ulrich Wyslucha, Marco Reif
  • Patent number: 8978177
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a bed having an integrated, hidden pet ramp. The bedframe may include a headboard, a footboard, a first side rail, and a second side rail, the bedframe configured to support a mattress. A ramp support/attachment rail may extend along a length of the footboard and may support a ramp configured to support an animal. The ramp may include a ramp landing and a ramp side extending from an upward facing surface of the ramp to the floor, wherein the ramp side may abut the mattress. In embodiments, the first side rail may be shorter than the second side rail to accommodate a ramp entry, and the ramp may extend from the ramp entry upwardly to the ramp landing. Additionally, the footboard may extend upwardly past the upper surface of the ramp to hide the ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Barry Scott Peele
  • Patent number: 8973182
    Abstract: A devices and implements for staving off monsters, specters, demons and the like as imagined by a child at bedtime. A hand-held controller unit is provided having a user interface and which is capable of being used by the child under the bed covers of a bed. The hand-held controller unit may include any of a walkie-talkie capability, a flashlight capability, a nightlight capability, the capability to activate an external device, and other capabilities. At least one external device may be provided. The external device may be capable of being placed beneath the bed and is configured to be activated by the hand-held controller unit. At least one substantially hollow air-through member may be provided which is configured to facilitate airflow between underneath the bed covers of the bed and above the bed covers of the bed. A supplemental bed cover may be provided that is configured to be placed on the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Crucs Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Patent number: 8966684
    Abstract: A bed riser storage device including at least one holder portion. The bed riser storage device connects with a bed riser. A system with a bed riser storage device including at least one holder portion, and a bed riser removably connected to a bed leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Evriholder Products, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Stanley Seehoff, Huy Kha Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8966683
    Abstract: Devices and implements for staving off monsters, specters, demons and the like as imagined by a child at bedtime. A hand-held controller unit is provided having a user interface, which is capable of being used by the child under the bed covers of a bed. The hand-held controller unit may include any of a walkie-talkie capability, a flashlight capability, a nightlight capability, the capability to activate an external device, and other capabilities. At least one external device may be provided which is capable of being placed beneath the bed and is configured to be activated by the hand-held controller unit. At least one substantially hollow air-through member may be provided which is configured to facilitate airflow between underneath the bed covers of the bed and above the bed covers of the bed. A supplemental bed cover may be provided that is configured to be placed on the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Crucs Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Patent number: 8959684
    Abstract: A wall-mounted slipcover headboard for a bed combines comfort of an upholstered headboard with the ease of removable covers while it solves the problem of hanging art above the bed by incorporating art into the bed. The headboard has a modular, frame, a cushioning pad and a removable slipcover. For example, the removable slipcover features printed art. The headboard's back side has horizontal dowels that slide on to a hanging medium, allowing for flexibility in mounting the hanging medium in the strongest place on a wall with the least amount of damage to the wall, while allowing the headboard to slide horizontally to be centered above a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Astrid Oyo-Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 8955179
    Abstract: A surgical station (50), including a patient support base (300) and an operation platform (60), wherein the patient support base is adapted for mounting on a patient bed. The operation platform includes a first platform portion (100) and a second platform portion (200). The second platform portion is moveably connected to said first platform portion such that said first and second platform portions are moveable between a preparation configuration and an operation configuration. The first and second platform portions collectively form a support platform surface (115/215) for supporting the hands of an operator in the operation configuration, such that the operator can operate catheters, guide wires or other surgical instruments with stable hands during surgical operation, wherein said first platform portion is mounted on said patient support base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Chun Ho Yu
  • Publication number: 20150026892
    Abstract: A temporary artificial environment for maintaining an increased level of humidity is created over a sleeping person by suspending a perforated netting or perforated net-type material over a supporting framework creating a restricted air volume environmental or enclosed space over said sleeping person as said person respires to retard the evaporation of moisture within the said enclosed space and thereby the unwanted drying of nasopharyngeal tissues of the sleeping person by the ambient environment, thereby increasing the healthfulness of the nasal pharyngeal membranes of the sleeping person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Dante DeFranco, JR.
  • Patent number: 8931973
    Abstract: An accessory part to be connected to an operating table has a connecting element (12, 16) and a component part of the operating table has a receiving area (14) for receiving at least an area of the connecting element (12, 16). An engagement element (22, 24) projects laterally from the connecting element (12, 16). The receiving area (14) has at least one guideway (18, 20) with which the engagement element (22, 24) engages during insertion of at least an area of the connecting element (12, 16) into the receiving area (14). When deformed, an elastically deformable element (52) exerts a force on the engagement element (22, 24). By the force exerted on the engagement element (22, 24) and by the course of the guideway (18, 20) a force (FA) is exerted in the direction of insertion (P2) on the connecting element (12, 16) when the accessory part and the operating table are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Maquet GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jan Donat Olszewski
  • Publication number: 20150000043
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress in a horizontal plane carried by a box spring or a platform. In order to facilitate rotation, slick surfaces between the mattress and the box spring or platform are selectively placed in contact in order to reduce the normal friction therebetween. The slick surfaces may be provided by two (2) separate covers; one cover for the mattress and one cover for the box spring or platform. A first cover is provided with a slick and non-slick surface. In order to further facilitate rotation, a second cover includes a slick surface on one side and forms part of a levitation device. The other side of the second cover may be formed with a slick or a non-slick surface. The levitation device creates an air cushion between the mattress and the box spring under the influence of an air supply which lifts the mattress and allows the mattress to be rotated in a horizontal plane virtually effortlessly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: LEVITATION SCIENCES LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 8918931
    Abstract: A bed accessory, for use with a bed having a mattress and a base for the mattress, includes a bed cover retainer having a first portion adapted to fit between the mattress and the base for the mattress. The first portion defines a wedge that is configured to produce a separation force between the mattress and base to hold the retainer in position. The first portion may further define a bed-cover-engaging member, such as a high-friction surface, to hold the bed cover in position. A sleeper attendant may be supported at a second portion. The sleeper attendant is adapted to support an object in a manner that the object is accessible to a sleeper on the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: SimpleIdeas, LLC
    Inventors: Randal S. Baker, Arlyn J. Boorsma, Bryan J. Roodvoets
  • Patent number: 8915478
    Abstract: An easily transportable apparatus for carrying critical care equipment, such as an EKG unit, needed by a patient being transported on a conventional gurney, stretcher, or like patient transport device. The apparatus is adjustable so that it can be conveniently attached to gurneys having side rails with different spacing. Additionally, the apparatus includes an equipment support platform to which the critical care equipment can readily be connected. This platform can be connected and disconnected to a tray component that is connected to a turntable. The turntable can be readily rotated 360 degrees so that the equipment can easily be viewed by caregivers located in both the front and rear of the patient transport device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Adolfo Perez
  • Patent number: 8910333
    Abstract: A control panel of a sickbed having a light source is disposed around a sickbed and includes a casing, a light module and a control module. The light module and the control module are provided on two opposite surfaces of the casing respectively. The control module is electrically connected to the light module for controlling the height of the sickbed and an ON/OFF state of the light module. The control panel of the present invention is used to adjust the height of the sickbed and also provides illumination, so that it really demonstrates practicability and convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Timotion Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chou-Hsin Wu
  • Patent number: 8898836
    Abstract: A caddy for use with hospital staff or patients provides a rigid housing having a carriage with at least one vertically and, preferably, at least one horizontally accessible compartments. The housing provides a semi-circular opening above the carriage to act as a handle while also, for many embodiments, a back to which a pivot connects to a connector which connects to a hospital bed rail to maintain the caddy in a pre-determined relationship while the rail is angled relative to a horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Fitsi Health, LLC
    Inventors: Kathleen F. Puri, Caroline F. Puri, John C. Ekholm
  • Publication number: 20140345059
    Abstract: An arrangement (AO) for adjusting a bed, particularly a head section and foot section of the bed, features a stationary frame segment (OR) and a movable frame segment (BR) with a first section (AS1), a second section (AS2) and a third section (AS3). The three sections (AS1, AS2, AS3) are pivotably connected to one another and the first section (AS1) is supported such that it can be slid relative to the stationary frame segment (OR) in a horizontal plane (HE). The arrangement (AO) features a first linear actuator (LA1) and a second linear actuator (LA2) that, on the one hand, are fixed on the first section (AS1) in an essentially rigid fashion in a common first hinge point (GP1) and, on the other hand, are respectively supported on the stationary frame segment (OR) in a horizontally slidable fashion such that the effective directions of both linear actuators (LA1, LA2) essentially extend in another common horizontal plane, particularly parallel to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: LOGICDATA Electronic & Software Entwicklungs GmbH
    Inventors: Martin MELLBERG, Haymo NIEDERKOFLER, Daniel KOLLREIDER, Walter Koch
  • Patent number: 8893333
    Abstract: A surgical head support apparatus includes a headrest, a bracket, and a joint member. The headrest includes a first spherical joint and the bracket includes a second spherical joint. The joint member includes a joint lock. The joint member couples the headrest to the bracket. The joint lock moves the joint member between a locked and an unlocked configuration. In the locked configuration, the joint member disallows movement of the headrest relative to the bracket. In the unlocked configuration, the joint member allows movement of the headrest relative to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Orlando Soto, Dustin T. Libby, Thomas K. Skripps
  • Patent number: 8893335
    Abstract: The present invention is a cover bedding set assembly, having first and second sidewall cover assemblies. The first sidewall cover assembly has at least one first channel housing a first band assembly and the second sidewall cover assembly has at least one second channel housing a second band assembly. A footboard cover assembly has at least one third channel housing a third band assembly, and a headboard cover assembly has at least one fourth channel housing a fourth band assembly. The first and second sidewall cover assemblies, the footboard cover assembly, and the headboard cover assembly transform into predetermined shapes to disguise a bed assembly when assembled, whereby the at least one first, second, third, and fourth channels define a shape of the first, second, third, and fourth band assemblies housed within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Veronica Hijuelos
  • Patent number: 8887336
    Abstract: The present inventors disclose a bed comprising a bed insert and a base. An insert comprises one or more openable loops which can receive medical tubing or other types of medical lines. In some configurations, the one or more openable loops can be reversibly attached to the insert. An insert can be attached to the base by a reversible attachment such as Velcro. A patient, along with an insert, can be lifted from the base. A patient who has medical lines which extend through the loops can be lifted with the insert from the base without disrupting connections between the medical lines and the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Joan Pezzani, Martin Pezzani
  • Patent number: 8863333
    Abstract: A portable litter with an integrated IV pole comprising: a frame having a handle section; a storage cavity defined in the handle section; a handle grip extendably attached to the handle section that can be retracted into the storage cavity or extended out of the storage cavity; an end cap removably secured to the handle grip having an IV pole retaining assembly; an IV pole having a standard that can be secured to the end cap by the retaining assembly, received in an opening defined in the handle grip and received in the storage cavity when the IV pole is in a collapsed configuration; and, a support arm rotatably attached to the standard that is parallel to the standard when the IV pole is in a collapsed configuration and rotated generally perpendicular to the standard when the IV pole is in an operational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: North American Rescue, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Cain, Joanne S. Walter
  • Publication number: 20140304914
    Abstract: A mattress-retention mechanism is provided that prevents a mattress from moving on an adjustable bed during articulation. The mechanism includes a rod held between two retainer ends. The rod is held on the mattress bottom within a tube. The retainer ends have a downwardly extending leg that passes through a corresponding hole in the bed base. Each leg has a toothed rack that can be engaged by a latch. Each retainer end is held in place by a latch assembly coupled to the bottom of the adjustable bed base. The latch assembly has a retainer block that holds a latch, and a biasing mechanism. The biasing mechanism operates to move the latch into engagement with the leg of the retainer end. The mechanism maintains the mattress in place relative to the adjustable bed base, while being hidden from view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: L& P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER JOHN SCHNAKE, WILLIAM ROBERT ROHR
  • Patent number: 8856985
    Abstract: A connector system includes at least one mattress connector that is coupled to a mattress. The mattress connectors are coupled at the head end and at the foot end of the mattress. A topper connector is coupled to a topper at a head end and a foot end of the topper. A plurality of straps are employed to couple the mattress to the topper, with the straps being coupled to the mattress connectors and the proper connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Denver Mattress Co. LLC
    Inventors: Bob Rensink, Jonathan Amendola
  • Patent number: 8850648
    Abstract: A bed plate attaches to inner rail plates on each side with hinges or the like, which slides into a bed and rail plate envelope. This bed and rail cover may be placed on top of a hospital bed. When the bed rails are locked in an upwards position the bed cover envelope may be fastened to the outer bed rails or bed frame to hold it in place. The firmness of the bed and rail cover eliminates the possibility of the patient enstranglment in-between the mattress, bed frame, or side rails. The padding within the bed and rail plate envelope eliminates the risk of patients injuring themselves while hitting the bed frame or bed rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Regina Jacqueline D'Andrea
  • Patent number: 8847756
    Abstract: A bed includes bed status indicators, such as a pair of spaced lamp modules that are illuminated to signify a satisfactory status or an unsatisfactory status of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan R. Tallent, William G. Pittenger, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, James L. Walke
  • Patent number: 8844074
    Abstract: A triangular prism-shaped wedge, fashioned of a sturdy foam core with soft and malleable properties, fashioned to occupy the space that commonly exists between the head of a mattress and the wall or headboard that the mattress is binding against. It is configured to occupy this space, aided via the force of friction, to ensure that items such as pillows, remote controls, and other bedside items do not fall behind the mattress, and onto the floor. It may be configured with an assortment of interchangeable pockets, as well as an embedded stereo speaker system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Brent A. Mohr, Edward Peisner
  • Patent number: 8826704
    Abstract: A rapid-access weapon safe comprising a lock box having a bottom, three sides, and a lower front panel defining an opening adapted to receive a user's hand into a chamber and at least one weapon; a weapon support in the chamber for supporting the weapon's position where a user's hand easily grasp the weapon and for protecting a weapon stored in the chamber; quick-access doors having at least two doors sealing the opening, a lock securing the doors, and a spring adapted to rapidly open the doors when the lock is opened; and a mounting bracket adapted to affix the safe onto a desired location; whereby, the safe can be mounted in a desired location, the safe doors quickly deploy when the user opens the safe, allowing an authorized user quick access to the weapon inside while preventing unauthorized access when the safe is closed and locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Ralph Marshall
  • Publication number: 20140245536
    Abstract: A mattress retention system for adjustable beds employs a tubular fabric tension web attached with a restraining bar to a top surface of an element of an articulating support structure. The restraining bar is secured with brackets inset from a longitudinal edge and lateral edges of the articulating support structure element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: ERGOMOTION, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph Ermalovich
  • Publication number: 20140215716
    Abstract: A triangular prism-shaped wedge, fashioned of a sturdy foam core with soft and malleable properties, fashioned to occupy the space that commonly exists between the head of a mattress and the wall or headboard that the mattress is binding against. It is configured to occupy this space, aided via the force of friction, to ensure that items such as pillows, remote controls, and other bedside items do not fall behind the mattress, and onto the floor. It may be configured with an assortment of interchangeable pockets, as well as an embedded stereo speaker system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Brent A. Mohr, Edward Peisner
  • Patent number: 8776294
    Abstract: A bracket, which is adapted for retaining a mattress, includes two hinge bases for being mounted on a bed frame, two rotating members and a connector. Each of the rotating members has a pivot and a first coupling portion extending from the pivot and being substantially perpendicular to the pivot. The pivots are respectively connected with the hinge bases rotatably. The connector has a transverse portion and two second coupling portions respectively provided at two ends of the transverse portion and coupled with the first coupling portions. As a result, the connector can be easily dismounted from and mounted to the rotating members. When the connector is dismounted from the rotating members, the bed frame is conveniently wrapped and transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventors: Philip Woods McCarty, Philip Reid Sherman, Chuan-Hang Shih, Liang Liu
  • Patent number: 8756735
    Abstract: A patient helper apparatus for use with a patient support is disclosed. The patient helper apparatus includes a first L-shaped support tube coupled to the patient support, a shaft coupled to the first L-shaped support tube and extending over the patient support, and an egress handle coupled to the first L-shaped support tube. The egress handle moves between a stowed position and an assist position. In the stowed position, the egress handle is situated inside a footprint of the patient support. In the assist position, the egress handle extends outside the footprint of the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Edward J. Koors, Jonathan D. Turner, David W. Hornbach
  • Publication number: 20140165291
    Abstract: A voice-controlled vibration electric bed includes a bed base formed of a base support frame and movable frames, a power supply unit mounted at the bed base, a driver electrically connected to the power supply unit for driving the movable frames to move relative to the base support frame, a microcomputer-based control device electrically connected to the power supply unit and the driver, microphones installed in the bed base and electrically connected to the microcomputer, and a vibration device installed in the bed base and electrically connected to the power supply unit and also electrically connected to the control device either directly or indirectly such that the microcomputer matches the sound picked up by the microphones with a predetermined frequency range and controls the vibration device to vibrate subject to the matching result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicants: PPJ. LLC, RUOEY LUNG ENTERPRISE CORP.
    Inventors: Philip Woods MCCARTY, Philip Reid SHERMAN, Chuan-Hang SHIH
  • Patent number: 8745787
    Abstract: A sheet anchoring system is provided to restrain the periphery of a fitted sheet on a bed, where the sheet anchoring system includes a plurality of pivotable clips each having a first end and a second end with engaging friction surfaces to grasp between the surfaces a portion of the periphery of the sheet without the need for a spring or other force-biasing mechanism. The second end also has engaging surfaces forced into engagement by the weight of the mattress on top of the second end when the second end is placed between the mattress and a box spring below the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Nathan Richard Heimlich
  • Patent number: 8739337
    Abstract: A system of belt and buckle components enable a handicapped person to achieve self-transfer between a bed and contiguous wheelchair. One extremity of the belt is secured to the wheelchair, and the other extremity of the belt is anchored to a panel inserted beneath the bed at a site transversely opposite the wheelchair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventors: James R. Sanders, C. Duane Sanders
  • Patent number: 8739335
    Abstract: The tactical stretcher and convertible first aid table with detachable IV pole includes a small and lightweight stretcher that is manually lifted with two sets of handles located at distal ends of the stretcher. The stretcher includes a plurality of straps to secure and immobilize a patient lying on the top surface of the stretcher. Two pairs of foldable legs rotate downwardly from a bottom surface to convert the stretcher to a first aid table. The foldable legs are limited to 90 degrees range of rotational movement from a horizontal position to a vertical position. An IV holder accessory is optionally provided, and secures itself to one of the handles. The IV holder includes a telescoping construction in order to adjust the elevation of an IV bag with respect to the stretcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Johnathan D. Hoggatt
  • Patent number: 8713728
    Abstract: A fluid tank receptacle comprises a housing, a cage, and a retainer. The housing includes an opening therethrough configured to receive a fluid tank. The cage movably engages the housing and configured to support the fluid tank. The retainer is coupled to the housing and is configured to movably retain a portion of the cage within the housing such that the cage is able to move between a storage position and a use position with respect to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Patent number: 8707487
    Abstract: A cane holder comprising one or more horizontal perpendicular plates, optionally one or more horizontal parallel plates, and a pair of support members for holding a cane, wherein the distance between the support members can be adjusted to fit the length of the cane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Universal World LLC
    Inventor: F. Marc Kullman
  • Patent number: 8677528
    Abstract: A siderail system of a patient support apparatus includes a siderail having a siderail opening formed therein. A sanitizer container is positioned within the siderail opening. The sanitizer container contains a sanitizer substance therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Hookway, Dawn Michelle Riley, G. Brent Fagan, Dennis James Gallant, Charles A. Howell, Jack Barney Sing
  • Patent number: 8678334
    Abstract: A patient flatwall system comprises a generally horizontal track extending generally parallel and adjacent to a wall of a hospital room, and at least one patient flatwall coupled to the track for movement therealong and for rotational movement relative thereto about a generally vertical axis. The at least one flatwall has a plurality of service connectors. In another embodiment, a patient flatwall system comprises a short telescopic arm having a proximal end coupled to the track for movement therealong, and a patient flatwall coupled to a distal end of the telescopic arm for rotational movement about a generally vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard W. Chance
  • Patent number: 8650682
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame and a siderail coupled to the frame for movement between raised and lowered positions. The patient support apparatus has a display screen that, in one embodiment, is coupled to the siderail and in another embodiment is coupled to the frame with a flexible arm. The display screen displays a first graphical user interface when the display screen is positioned at a first position and a second graphical user interface when the display screen is positioned at a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred J. Herman
  • Patent number: 8627523
    Abstract: A portable variable-position headboard for a bed or the like is provided. The apparatus includes a bottom frame member having a first end and a second end, the second end including a hinge; a back support frame member having a first end and a second end, the first end having a complementary hinge for coupling the back support frame member to the hinge of the bottom frame member, the back support frame member being movable from a first, closed position to a second, open position relative to the bottom frame member; and a back board configured for supporting a back of a user, the back board being pivotably coupled to the second end of the back support frame member. In the open position, the bottom frame member can be horizontally disposed between a mattress and a support structure, e.g., a bed frame, to create a vertical headboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Todd Kaiser
  • Patent number: 8621692
    Abstract: A medical table and clamp apparatus provides a medical table having sides and at least one rail extending along a side. A clamp travels along the rail, the clamp having a clamp body which has a pair of spaced apart appendages with a recess therebetween. An internally threaded sleeve extends through the body and has an end portion that communicates with the recess. An externally threaded shaft threadably engages the sleeve. A bearing is mounted on one end of the shaft. A pusher/pressure plate is mounted on the bearing with a pivotal, articulating or ball and socket connection and has a concave surface that grips curved structures. The pusher plate is supported within the recess. The pusher plate is movable toward or away from the sleeve. An insert is connectable to the pressure/pusher plate and presents a flat surface to an implement that is to be clamped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Bob Kring