Extenders For Head Portion Or Foot Portion Of Bed Patents (Class 5/661)
  • 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: 8914925
    Abstract: A mobile diagnostic assembly (20) of the type for supporting a patient in a prone position along an examination surface includes a support frame (22) having a top (26) extending between a front edge (38) and a rear edge (40) and defining at least one opening (48) for receiving pendant breasts of the patient in the prone position. The support frame (22) is movable to a testing position for disposing the rear edge (40) adjacent the examination surface. A flap (50) extends from the rear edge of the top for overlaying an examination surface in the testing position to support the prone patient along the examination surface and said flap and said top to prevent movement of the support frame relative to the examination surface. A pivot (54) is disposed between the flap and the top for establishing rotation of the flap from the testing position to cover said top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Wayne County Employees' Retirement System
    Inventor: Paul G. Angott
  • 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: 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: 8844075
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus is convertible between a bed position, having a generally horizontal sleeping surface upon which a person lies in a supine position, and a chair egress position, allowing a person to exit the support from a sitting position. The patient support comprises a deck, a foot panel coupled to the deck, and an inflatable bladder assembly coupled to the foot panel. The inflatable bladder assembly is coupled to the foot panel and both the foot panel and inflatable bladder assembly are removable from the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard H. Heimbrock
  • 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: 8370976
    Abstract: A folding headrest apparatus for massage consisting of an upper plate with a cushion attached thereto for the purpose of placing a massage receiver's head face-down. A rotatable mounted mechanism attached to an upper plate and an upwardly extending base portion for the purpose of rotating said upper plate generally 180-degrees. A lower plate portion for inserting between a mattress and box spring of a typical bed that meets said upwardly extending base portion at a generally 90-degree angle. A removable spacer element(s) sandwiched between the cushion and upper plate for the purpose of adjusting height of the cushion relative to a lower plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventors: David J Matt, Kevin Gard
  • Patent number: 8176587
    Abstract: A folding headrest product for massage consisting of an upper plate with a cushion attached thereto for the purpose of placing a massage receiver's head face-down. A height adjustment and locking element located on a downwardly extending male portion that is attached to said upper plate with a rotatable mounted mechanism for the purpose of rotating said upper plate generally 180-degrees. A height adjustment and locking element located on an upwardly extending female portion that receives said downwardly extending male portion. A lower plate portion for inserting between a mattress and box spring of a typical bed that meets said upwardly extending female portion at a generally 90-degree angle. A hanger element located on said upwardly extending female portion for the purpose of hanging said product on a closet pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventors: David J Matt, Kevin Gard
  • Publication number: 20110296620
    Abstract: A folding headrest product for massage consisting of an upper plate with a cushion attached thereto for the purpose of placing a massage receiver's head face-down. A height adjustment and locking element located on a downwardly extending male portion that is attached to said upper plate with a rotatable mounted mechanism for the purpose of rotating said upper plate generally 180-degrees. A height adjustment and locking element located on an upwardly extending female portion that receives said downwardly extending male portion. A lower plate portion for inserting between a mattress and box spring of a typical bed that meets said upwardly extending female portion at a generally 90-degree angle. A hanger element located on said upwardly extending female portion for the purpose of hanging said product on a closet pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: KEVIN GARD, DAVID J. MATT
  • Publication number: 20100205740
    Abstract: A support for supporting anatomy of a patient during scanning, comprising: a holder for supporting anatomy of a patient during scanning, wherein at least a portion of the holder is X-ray transparent; and a support for supporting the holder adjacent to a scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Andrew P. Tybinkowski, Lidia Nemirovsky
  • Patent number: 7743441
    Abstract: A variable width bed is provided. In one embodiment the bed has a frame, a deck supported on the frame, and a mattress on the deck. A portion of the mattress on one of head and seat deck sections expands to have an increased width. In an alternate embodiment, deck extender assemblies are provided at the sides of the bed. Each of the deck extender assemblies have supplemental mattresses connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Kreg Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Poulos, Patrick Harris, Sohrab Soltani
  • Patent number: 6185769
    Abstract: A chair apparatus includes a base frame, an intermediate frame coupled to the base frame, and a resident support frame including a back section, a seat section, and a leg section pivotably coupled to the base frame and the intermediate frame by a plurality of links to permit the support frame to move from a chair position to a flat position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Hill-Rom, Inc.
    Inventors: William S. Larisey, Jr., Charles M. Stout, Brian L. Crosley
  • Patent number: 6151738
    Abstract: An adjustable height storage chest with integrated cushioned backrest, which is used to extend the sleeping surface of a bed using connectors to secure it between the bed frame and headboard. Adjustable height is enabled by use of corner mounted legs, which can be positioned at a range of elevations using screw fasteners. The backrest is attached to a frame which is then connected to the chest to create a double-hung door for the chest which allows easy access to the storage area and an adjustable position backrest. Easy use of the backrest is afforded by a soft lift strap with and integrated release pull knob allowing single-handed raising and lowering of the backrest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Inventor: Dane Michael Arr
  • Patent number: 6148460
    Abstract: A bed extension device for use with a conventional bed having a mattress and box springs includes a head support element having a generally planar top portion and a side portion, wherein the top portion includes a hole therein and wherein the side portion is joined to the top portion at a substantially right angle; an insert element having a horizontal portion for insertion between the mattress and the box springs and a vertical portion extending at a substantially right angle therefrom; and a fastener for securing the side portion of the head support element to the vertical portion of the insert element to provide a desired alignment between the upper surface of the mattress and the top portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Inventors: Steven J. Fried, David Benjamin Fried
  • Patent number: 6047422
    Abstract: A bed extension device for longitudinally or transversely enlarging the sleeping area of a bedding unit which has a mattress and bed frame. The bed extension device comprises an extension frame member which has a forked extension arm extending downward from one end and a frame leg extending downward from the opposite end. The forked extension arm engages a frame lip of the bed frame of the bedding unit, while the frame leg rests upon a floor surface, causing the extension frame member to be positioned parallel to the mattress of the bedding unit. By placing an extension mattress upon the extension frame member, the sleeping area is thus accordingly increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Inventor: Gorgius Yousif
  • Patent number: 5701620
    Abstract: The mattress joining apparatus comprises a seam protector sized to extend the length of a mattress, and to extend over opposing ends of the mattress. A first mattress strap is secured to one end of the seam protector and a second mattress strap is secured to the opposite end of the seam protector. The first and second mattress straps are each sized to extend across the width of the first and second ends of the adjacent mattresses, and to extend at least halfway along the length of the first and second adjacent mattresses. A first releasable securement means is provided to secure one end of the first mattress strap with one end of the second mattress strap. A second releasable securement means is provided to secure the opposite end of the first mattress strap with the opposite end of the second mattress strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Inventor: S. Sam Montross
  • Patent number: 5628078
    Abstract: A side extender assembly for providing additional width to a surgical table. The side extender assembly includes an extender frame having at least one support leg integral therewith. The support leg includes a recess for receiving a side rail of the surgical table, and a tang defining an upper portion of the recess which extends over and behind the side rail in a mounted position. A stud is threadably engaged with the support leg for engaging a lower edge of the side rail to wedge the support leg into firm engagement with the side rail in the mounted position. A thumb screw is threadably engaged with the support leg for contacting the table frame to counteract a moment force applied against the side extender assembly by a patient. The extender frame includes an x-ray passage for permitting an x-ray panel to be inserted through the side extender assembly to a location within a frame of the surgical table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignee: Midmark Corporation
    Inventors: Donald R. Pennington, Keith A. Stickley
  • Patent number: 5335384
    Abstract: A hospital bed has a frame. A horizontal plate is pivotally mounted on a vertical axis to swing from an inoperative position underlying the frame to an operative position extending from the head end of the bed. A pillow can be placed on the extender so that the patient can be shifted toward the head end of the bed with the patient's head comfortably supported on the pillow which is in turn supported on the extender. A basin is adapted to be used in conjunction with the extender and is a shell having a head receiving cavity with a pedestal projecting upwardly from within the cavity for resting the patient's head thereatop while providing clearance completely around the head so that a care provider can shampoo the patient's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: L. Dale Foster, Ryan A. Reeder