Adapted To Cover Or Protect A Rail Or Frame Portion Of A Bed Patents (Class 5/663)
  • Patent number: 9681752
    Abstract: A system for minimizing damage to an object located rearward of a chair from rearward movement of a backrest portion of the chair by a powered movement apparatus, and the backrest portion may be movable rearwardly from a substantially upright position to a reclined position. The system may comprise an apparatus positionable on the backrest portion of the chair and configured to be triggered when the apparatus contacts an object positioned rearward of the backrest portion. The apparatus may be configured to be interfaced with the movement apparatus of the chair to interrupt rearward movement of the backrest portion when the apparatus is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventors: James W. Williams, Mark W. Mauch
  • Patent number: 9289343
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to resilient side rails for medical tables. In some aspects, a side rail for a medical table includes an elongated body having a height and a width that are configured to be received by a medical accessory, and the elongated body is formed of a material having a modulus of elasticity that is about 50 gigapascals to about 150 gigapascals and a yield strength that is about 40×107 pascals to about 120×107 pascals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Trumpf Medizin Systeme GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Patrick Schleitzer, Orlando Soto, Edward Daley
  • Patent number: 9038222
    Abstract: A bumper pad includes a base attached to a material that extends over the rail and couples as a crib teething rail cover. The bumper pad includes a base, mesh sides, and a teething rail cover. In some embodiments, the sides are separable from the base. In some embodiments, the teething rail cover is separable from the mesh sides. In still other embodiments, the sides are separable from the base and the teething rail cover is separable from the sides. A rail cover includes a rail cover base and at least one pair of fastener straps extending from one side of the rail cover base. The rail cover may also include tie straps and corresponding slits, fastener pads, or loops on the rail cover base. Methods of assembly of the bumper pad and rail cover are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: BABEE TALK IP HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventor: Jennifer Cicci
  • Publication number: 20150052684
    Abstract: An article such as a crib rail cover that can protect an infant or young child from ingesting wood and toxins or from impact injury, and the crib from bite marks or other damage, is described. Embodiments of the crib rail cover comprises: a cover sleeve including top fabric portion and a backing portion, an inside padding portion, and a plurality of attachment structures. The crib rail cover is adapted to fit on various make and models of cribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Ashleigh Farrell
  • 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: 8832881
    Abstract: A bed frame wherein the side rail and/or cross rails are fully encased in plastic shields. A plastic shield or shields cover the entire cross sectional area of the side and cross rails so that the side rail and cross rails are easy to handle and esthetically pleasing. The system avoids the need for a person to handle cold, sometimes dirty, steel and the cross and side rails may be T-shaped or L-shaped angle irons, or other configurations and covered with plastic shields. With the plastic shields, the steel members need not be finished since the outer appearance of the steel is encased by the plastic shields and not seen by persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Finger Lakes Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Polevoy, Paul Eric Carlson
  • Patent number: 8806687
    Abstract: A crib is provided that includes a mattress support portion, a horizontal member and a vertical member. The horizontal member may correspond to a portion of a front or back wall of the crib. The vertical member may correspond to a post adjacent the horizontal member, which vertical member includes an upper end that extends above the mattress support portion and a lower end that extends below the mattress support portion. The crib may also include at least one bumper mounted with a fastener that connects the vertical member to the horizontal member of the crib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Foundations Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Houry
  • Publication number: 20140157520
    Abstract: A bumper pad includes a base attached to a material that extends over the rail and couples as a crib teething rail cover. The bumper pad includes a base, mesh sides, and a teething rail cover. In some embodiments, the sides are separable from the base. In some embodiments, the teething rail cover is separable from the mesh sides. In still other embodiments, the sides are separable from the base and the teething rail cover is separable from the sides. A rail cover includes a rail cover base and at least one pair of fastener straps extending from one side of the rail cover base. The rail cover may also include tie straps and corresponding slits, fastener pads, or loops on the rail cover base. Methods of assembly of the bumper pad and rail cover are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Babee Talk IP Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer Cicci
  • Patent number: 8745786
    Abstract: A siderail assembly includes a guide, a support frame coupled to the frame and movable between first and second positions, and a barrier coupled to the support frame and movable therewith. The siderail assembly further includes a handle coupled to the barrier to move between a first position and a second position relative to the barrier. The siderail assembly may include electronic controls to change the position or limit movement of various portions of a patient support apparatus on which the siderail assembly may be coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirill Andrienko, Richard H. Heimbrock, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 8713734
    Abstract: An aerated bumper and liner system for a baby crib provides increased airflow into and out of the baby crib while creating a soft pad to guard the baby against injury. The bumper and liner system includes pads with apertures that allow for added air circulation. Each pad may further include ties for attaching the pad to the bars of the crib. Support stays are included in the liner pads to help ensure that the liner pad do not sag once put in place in the crib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Leonard A. Davis
  • Patent number: 8689379
    Abstract: A bumper pad includes a base attached to a material that extends over the rail and couples as a crib teething rail cover. The bumper pad includes a base, mesh sides, and a teething rail cover. In some embodiments, the sides are separable from the base. In some embodiments, the teething rail cover is separable from the mesh sides. In still other embodiments, the sides are separable from the base and the teething rail cover is separable from the sides. A rail cover includes a rail cover base and at least one pair of fastener straps extending from one side of the rail cover base. The rail cover may also include tie straps and corresponding slits, fastener pads, or loops on the rail cover base. Methods of assembly of the bumper pad and rail cover are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Babee Talk IP Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer Cicci
  • Publication number: 20140059777
    Abstract: The embodiment described is unique and different from previous arts as it provides a safer sleeping environment for infants and toddlers without the use of any internal props or devices that a child can get underneath and become entangled in. It is independent from the cradle or crib which gives it an extended life beyond the four-walled crib. It can be used in a transitional bed to aid in keeping the child mentioned from falling out of bed when introduced. The center of the embodiment is also a moisture barrier; which means a consumer does not have to purchase a separate mattress protector. These are additional conveniences to the consumer that previous arts do not incorporate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Gwendelyn Mary Krause
  • Patent number: 8590081
    Abstract: A crib liner and method of lining a crib are provided. The crib liner has a plurality of panels and a plurality of stabilzers secured to the panel that are positioned substantially orthogonal to the top side and bottom side. The crib liner may be attached to the crib by at least one fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Debra Dunne, Nanci Freeman
  • Patent number: 8550422
    Abstract: A gutter guard device that includes an elongate, curved bracket having a hooked portion disposed at a first edge, a first piece disposed from the first edge, said first piece joining a second piece at an approximately 90 degree first bend, the second piece joined to a third piece at an oblique angle at a second bend, and a rubberlike outer portion disposed overlying an exterior side, whereby the gutter guard device releasably attaches to the lip of an extant gutter to cover a section of a gutter thereby so that the pressure of a ladder rested against the gutter is distributed across a section and the gutter is protected thereunder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Anthony Thomas
  • Patent number: 8539625
    Abstract: A gap shield assembly for shielding an open area between a first section of a bed and an adjacent second section of the bed. The gap shield has a first shield member and a second shield member. The second shield member is rotatably connected to the second section of the bed. The first shield member is rotatably and translationally connected to the second shield member. The gap shield assembly also has a width extender assembly connecting the first shield member to the first section of the bed to allow the first shield member to move inwardly and outwardly with respect to a centerline of the bed while still shielding the open area between the first and second sections of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Kreg Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Poulos, Joseph Immordino, Patrick Harris, Timothy J. Fischer, John Peklo
  • Patent number: 8539626
    Abstract: A crib liner and method of lining an infant crib are provided that greatly reduce the risk of an infant injury resulting from an infant's arm or legs extending through the slats or rails or a crib. The crib liner is provided with a plurality of panels that can have a perforated section and a cushioned section. The plurality of panels may be separated into individual panels by a plurality of stabilizers. The crib liner may be attached to the crib by at least one fastener. The fastener may be located in any area that allows the crib liner to be removably secured attached to the crib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Debra Dunne, Nanci Freeman
  • Patent number: 8434179
    Abstract: The breathable bedding described here serves to protect an infant from suffocating due to close contact with bedding. The breathable bedding includes one or more breathable bedding elements, which are made of a material that allows air to pass through it freely, is flexible, yet has sufficient stiffness to hold a three-dimensional shape. The three-dimensional shape ensures a cushioning effect. The breathable bedding elements are covered with a breathable fabric, such as a light woven or open-weave fabric, to form a breathable bedding panel that may serve as a crib bumper or mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventors: Whitney Reeves, Seabren Reeves
  • Publication number: 20130097784
    Abstract: A crib liner is provided for a crib that includes a plurality of sides and four corner posts. The liner includes a body that has a pair of opposing first panel sections for placement along two sides and a pair of opposing second panel sections for placement along the other two sides. Each panel section is defined by a top edge and an opposite bottom edge, wherein a length of the top edge is different than a length of the bottom edge for each of the panel sections. The body is configured for placement inside of the crib along inner surface of the sides of the crib. The liner is attached to the inside of the crib by a plurality of fasteners, each fastener being configured to attach around one corner post for securely attaching the liner body to the crib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventor: Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corp.
  • Publication number: 20130097785
    Abstract: A bumper pad includes a base attached to a material that extends over the rail and couples as a crib teething rail cover. The bumper pad includes a base, mesh sides, and a teething rail cover. In some embodiments, the sides are separable from the base. In some embodiments, the teething rail cover is separable from the mesh sides. In still other embodiments, the sides are separable from the base and the teething rail cover is separable from the sides. A rail cover includes a rail cover base and at least one pair of fastener straps extending from one side of the rail cover base. The rail cover may also include tie straps and corresponding slits, fastener pads, or loops on the rail cover base. Methods of assembly of the bumper pad and rail cover are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Jennifer Cicci
  • Patent number: 8413269
    Abstract: According to one embodiment a bed enclosure comprises a frame including a plurality of side posts and upper frame members connected to the side posts. The frame defines a pair of opposed ends, opposed sides and a top of the bed enclosure. At least one cover member is provided and covers the opposed ends, opposed sides and the top of the bed enclosure. The at least one cover members includes a flap portion which wraps around and covers a portion of one of the upright side posts and upper frame members and is secured therearound so as to prevent access around the at least one of the upright side posts and upper frame members which is covered by the flap portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Robert L. Vail
  • Publication number: 20130055505
    Abstract: I, Regina D'Andrea, hereby submit this application to patent the bed and rail cover. 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: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Regina D'Andrea
  • Publication number: 20130019410
    Abstract: A protective guard for furniture legs, particularly bed legs, to lessen the impact when a person inadvertently rams a toe or other part of the foot into the furniture leg. A protective guard for furniture legs includes a base on which a furniture leg rests, and a cushion which covers at least a portion of the furniture leg. The base can be circular and the cushion cylindrical, so the base and cushion couple at the bottom of the cushion, giving the protective guard the form of a cup. The device can be made of foam, providing the cushioning aspect and lessening the impact when a toe or other part of the foot strikes a leg of furniture, and protecting the surface on which the furniture rests. The device can be decorative, providing an enhanced visual appeal to a wheel of a bed frame or other portion of a furniture leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Julie Willis
  • Patent number: 8341785
    Abstract: A crib rail bumper is formed with a cushioning pad, a fabric cover dimensioned to encompass the pad, and reversible fastening means on opposite sides of the cover for securing the cover and pad to the crib rail. The reversible fastening means is preferably a reversible zipper. The crib rail bumper is compressible along the length dimension so as to encompass crib rails of varying lengths. The cushioning pad has a major length dimension, a minor width dimension, and a thickness dimension, the dimensions being selected for encompassing a crib rail. The reversible fastener allows multiple bumpers to be attached together to encompass wide rails or a plurality of rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Go Mama Go Designs LLC
    Inventors: Georgia G. Fiebrich, Catherine N. Hall
  • Publication number: 20120311792
    Abstract: The breathable bedding described here serves to protect an infant from suffocating due to close contact with bedding. The breathable bedding includes one or more breathable bedding elements, which are made of a material that allows air to pass through it freely, is flexible, yet has sufficient stiffness to hold a three-dimensional shape. The three-dimensional shape ensures a cushioning effect. The breathable bedding elements are covered with a breathable fabric, such as a light woven or open-weave fabric, to form a breathable bedding panel that may serve as a crib bumper or mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Whitney Reeves, Seabren Reeves
  • Publication number: 20120291201
    Abstract: A protective bumper pad system for installation on a crib having a plurality of vertical slats spaced a distance apart in parallel laterally spaced relation includes a plurality of generally rectangular soft flexible bumper pads, each having top and bottom ends, two laterally opposed longitudinal sides, a width sufficient to extend between two adjacent laterally spaced apart vertical slats of the crib, and ribbon tie members having one end secured to a respective longitudinal side of the pad, and having a free end extending a distance laterally outward therefrom to extend over the two adjacent laterally spaced apart slats of the crib and be tied together. The pads are removably secured between alternating adjacent pairs of the slats to span and occupy a space between the pairs of the slats leaving an unobstructed open space between adjacent pairs of the slats through which air can flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Sara A. Bloom
  • Patent number: 8312575
    Abstract: A protective crib liner for a child includes a full protective liner configured to surround an inner length and height of the crib and to wrap-around a top perimeter portion of the crib. Up to eight fasteners may be affixed to the liner to secure it to the crib. Tethers attach child development items to the liner and extend through the liner to tie around a portion of the crib. The items are attached at various heights to stimulate the child's mind, motor functions and senses. A pocket hanger attaches to the top of the liner and hangs on a top perimeter of the crib to secure the pocket hanger and the liner to the crib. A method facilitating the child's development includes attaching the development items inside the liner at various heights the child may reach thereby encouraging the child to move up, down and across in the crib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Bobby Maraj
  • Publication number: 20120278995
    Abstract: A crib bumper is provided for a crib that includes a plurality of spaced support elements and four corner posts. The bumper includes at least one panel that is configured to at least seat against the inner surfaces of the spaced support elements and a corner post attachment member that is coupled to the panel. The corner post attachment member defines a pocket that receives one corner post and permits the corner post attachment member to surround and be securely attached to the one corner post. The corner post attachment member has free edges that are attached to one another by means of a first fastener and includes a means for adjusting and changing at least one dimension of the corner post attachment member to provide a secure attachment of the corner post attachment member to the corner post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: Joel Kaplan, Jonathan Daugherty, Deborah Ashworth, Richard White
  • Patent number: 8281432
    Abstract: A crib bumper (23) includes a mattress-receiving base (40), and a continuous sidewall or row of bumper elements (50) attached to, and extending upright relative to, the base (40) encircling and defining a mattress-receiving opening (51) into a mattress-receiving area (51A) formed by base (40). A supporting spine (71) is coupled between the base (40) and each of the bumper elements (50) maintaining the bumper elements (50) upright relative to the base (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: BKD Acquisition, Inc.
    Inventor: Rebecca M. Finell
  • Patent number: 8267262
    Abstract: A pallet rack upright column protection device for the use in preventing and reducing destructive levels of kinetic energy of motion from occurring to a pallet rack upright. The device is made from an assembly of multilateral polymer based elastomeric materials that has a primary external component, and with a synergistic less dense internal component. The device attaches directly to the front and lateral sides of the lower section of a rack upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Rack Armour Limited
    Inventor: Gordon Thelwell
  • Patent number: 8234734
    Abstract: A baby crib rail device is provided for assisting an infant with relieving pain associated with teething. The device comprises a plurality of crib rail covers removably secure to the guardrail of a child's crib or playpen. Rail covers consist of channels having an inverted “U” shaped cross-section. The covers are secured to an infant crib guardrail by placing the rail through the open bottom of a crib rail cover and pushing downward to secure its location. Sections of rail cover are removably securable to each other in an end-to-end structure that results in an elongated crib rail cover. The covers may be constructed of a soft, durable, sanitizable material such as rubber or plastic. The surfaces of the different rail covers may have a variety of surface contours to provide different types of gum stimulation for teething infants. Rail covers may be arranged in any desired configuration according to the needs or interests of a child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Glenda Perry
  • Patent number: 8209799
    Abstract: A gap protection device for an examining table includes a guide rail, a protecting chain and a rigid rope. The guide rail is fixed onto the non-moving part of the examining table. One end of the protecting chain is fixed onto the body of the examining table and is movable along the guide rail so as to cover the gap between the body and the non-moving part of the examining table. The two ends of the rigid rope are respectively connected to the two ends of the protecting chain. When the examining table is moved, the closed loop formed by the protecting chain and the rigid rope circulates synchronously under the drive of the examining table, such that the protecting chain covers the gap between the body and the non-moving part of the examining table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hong Shang, Ning Tao Yang, Xiang Zhang, Ping Zhu
  • Publication number: 20120124751
    Abstract: A baby crib rail device is provided for assisting an infant with relieving pain associated with teething. The device comprises a plurality of crib rail covers removably secure to the guardrail of a child's crib or playpen. Rail covers consist of channels having an inverted “U” shaped cross-section. The covers are secured to an infant crib guardrail by placing the rail through the open bottom of a crib rail cover and pushing downward to secure its location. Sections of rail cover are removably securable to each other in an end-to-end structure that results in an elongated crib rail cover. The covers may be constructed of a soft, durable, sanitizable material such as rubber or plastic. The surfaces of the different rail covers may have a variety of surface contours to provide different types of gum stimulation for teething infants. Rail covers may be arranged in any desired configuration according to the needs or interests of a child.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Glenda Perry
  • Patent number: 8161584
    Abstract: A bumper system having a fitted crib sheet with a secondary layer which is attached to a top surface of the fitted crib sheet using an attachment means which secures a perimeter of the secondary layer to the fitted crib sheet, a bumper component having a first, second, third and fourth side panel, wherein the bumper component is attached to the top surface of the fitted crib sheet so that when the fitted crib sheet engages a crib mattress, the bumper component extends upwardly with respect to the top surface of the fitted crib sheet, in which a bottom portion of the bumper is constructed from a material having mesh and a top portion of the bumper is constructed from a padded material, and an adjustable strap on the bumper component which has a latch where the adjustable strap is adapted to secure the bumper component to a slat of a crib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Javier Del Rio
  • Publication number: 20120030879
    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: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: BreathableBaby, LLC
    Inventors: Dale Richard Waters, Susan Marie Waters
  • Patent number: 8104119
    Abstract: A headboard and/or footboard cover for a bed comprised of a back panel with at least one cinch cord and at least one tie back on each side of said back panel; a front panel with at least one cinch cord and at least one tie back on each side of the front panel; wherein the front panel has at least one pocket which may be filled with foam, feather, polyester or other like material; and a top cinch cord; wherein the top cinch cord connects the back and front panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Dawn Truex
  • Patent number: 8028362
    Abstract: The toe protecting bed frame accessory includes an angled brace formed of two sides that meet at a spine to form a right angle therein. The two sides each have curved steps that descend from a top corner at the spine down to the floor at opposing ends. The accessory features a plurality of adjustable straps that enable the accessory to be secured about different corners of a bed frame. The sides of the accessory are filled with a soft material that prevents painful foot and toe jams when kicked against the bed frame. The sides of the accessory are upholstered in a fabric that matches a bedspread or window treatment within the same room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventors: Fred Barreau, Neerja Barreau
  • Patent number: 7934276
    Abstract: An end panel 312 for a patient-support apparatus 310 includes a main portion 316 and one or more movable portions 330, 332. The movable portions 330, 332 are movable to provide a barrier 318 in a gap between a siderail 360 of the patient-support apparatus 310 and the main portion 316 of the end panel 312.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Kenneth W. Meyer, John B. Wilker, Jr., Richard H. Heimbrock, James L. Walke, Robert M. Zerhusen, Michael M. Frondorf
  • Patent number: 7895691
    Abstract: An individual crib rail bumper providing protective padding in and around a child's crib to increase bodily protection and to provide additional comfort, support, and aesthetic design. An individual crib rail bumper is a long, cushioned, 2-sided, rectangular shaped soft protective material that securely wraps 360 degrees around each individual crib rail by use of strategically placed fasteners. A set of individual crib bumpers offers different fabric choices on each side and is designed to accommodate any size crib rail. They can easily be applied and are simple to remove for washing. The individual vertical crib bumpers also provide critical safety features that resolve long outstanding safety hazards of the standard and widely used conventional crib bumper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Go Mama Go Designs LLC
    Inventor: Georgia Gabrielle Fiebrich
  • Publication number: 20110041253
    Abstract: A crib rail bumper is formed with a cushioning pad, a fabric cover dimensioned to encompass the pad, and reversible fastening means on opposite sides of the cover for securing the cover and pad to the crib rail. The reversible fastening means is preferably a reversible zipper. The crib rail bumper is compressible along the length dimension so as to encompass crib rails of varying lengths. The cushioning pad has a major length dimension, a minor width dimension, and a thickness dimension, the dimensions being selected for encompassing a crib rail. The reversible fastener allows multiple bumpers to be attached together to encompass wide rails or a plurality of rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Georgia G. Fiebrich, Catherine N. Hall
  • Patent number: 7805781
    Abstract: A guard-style device intended to prevent or hinder access to under bed storage areas is herein disclosed, comprising a series of interlocking panels providing an adjustable rectangular structure that is approximately the size of a bed. The device can be placed under a bed at its perimeter and is held in place to the bed frame by a plurality of connecting features. In such a position, the device reduces dust and dirt from accumulating under a bed, provides an element of increased security for objects that are stored under the bed, and prevents pets such as dogs, cats, and the like from running under the bed during storms or when seeking seclusion. The device also provides a unique visual element; however, it can easily be covered by a dust ruffle should its appearance not be desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Shirley K. Smith
  • Patent number: 7716760
    Abstract: A baby crib bumper pad formed from abutting tightly padded segments. Each segment provided with pairs of cooperating vertical flaps that extend around balusters of the baby crib and are tied together on the outside of the crib via short tie fasteners provided on the vertical flaps to secure the segments to the crib. A lower border on each segment is a continuously repeating series of u-shaped crescents that touch each other so that longer portions of the crescents rest on and support the segments above the crib mattress and shorter portions of the crescents form lower openings with the crib mattress. The lower openings permit air to flow between the inside and outside of the crib, thereby preventing the baby from being strangled or suffocated by the pad and helping to prevent SIDS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventor: Elizabeth Alaback
  • Patent number: 7665168
    Abstract: Described herein is a cap for securing the interlocking members of a bed frame with flush rail support surfaces which includes a main body portion and a connection piece protruding from the main body portion of the cap. Also described herein is a method for securing the interlocking members of a bed frame with interlocking members and flush rail support surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Mantua Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Sidney Lasky, Mark J Quintile, Neil J. Dwyer, Edward Weintraub
  • Publication number: 20090313762
    Abstract: A cloth pad (5) intended to protect babies and small children from chewing on the rails of all types of cribs utilizing a soft and chew proof material to keep the wood or plastic (1) of a railing intact to prevent ingestion of debris or suffocation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: Jaclyn Marie Boutwell
  • Patent number: 7603731
    Abstract: A medical device comprising a medical procedure patient platform having a peripheral edge, a length of the peripheral edge having a substantially rigid male connecting member; and, an extension having a substantially and permanently rigid female connecting member, the female connecting member configured for rotational mating attachment with male connecting member. In a particular embodiment, the device further provides that the female connecting member is configured to maintain the extension in a horizontal arrangement upon attachment to the male connecting member. In another embodiment, the female connecting member is configured to attach to the patient platform at any location along the length of the peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Dunholt Medical, LLC
    Inventor: James M. Bradcovich
  • Publication number: 20090235453
    Abstract: An individual crib rail bumper providing protective padding in and around a child's crib to increase bodily protection and to provide additional comfort, support, and aesthetic design. An individual crib rail bumper is a long, cushioned, 2-sided, rectangular shaped soft protective material that securely wraps 360 degrees around each individual crib rail by use of strategically placed fasteners. A set of individual crib bumpers offers different fabric choices on each side and is designed to accommodate any size crib rail. They can easily be applied and are simple to remove for washing. The individual vertical crib bumpers also provide critical safety features that resolve long outstanding safety hazards of the standard and widely used conventional crib bumper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Georgia Gabrielle Fiebrich
  • Publication number: 20090171864
    Abstract: A method for displaying a plurality of mattresses according to a color scheme is provided. The method includes categorizing a plurality of mattresses into at least three different types based on features of the mattresses other than size (e.g., based on comfort or style), designating a different color for each type of mattress, and displaying each of the mattresses with the designated color, or an article having the designated color, for the particular mattress type. For example, the article may include a pillow and/or foot protector having the designated color displayed prominently for a customer's reference. The method may further include grouping at least a portion of the mattresses together within the showroom based on the type of mattress, and displaying one of each type of mattress in a common region (e.g., a comparison center) for side-by-side comparisons of the different types of mattresses by customers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Mattress Firm, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Stagner, Kenneth Murphy
  • Patent number: 7526825
    Abstract: Described herein is a cap for securing the interlocking members of a bed frame with flush rail support surfaces which includes a main body portion; a connection member protruding from the main body portion; and a slot within the connection member sized to accept a portion of one of the interlocking members wherein the portion of the rail member is interlocked with another rail member. The cap may also include at least one piece protruding from the main body portion to support the shape and structure of the main body portion. Also described herein is a method for securing the interlocking members of a bed frame with interlocking members and flush rail support surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Mantua Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Sidney Lasky, Mark J. Quintile, Neil J. Dwyer, Edward Weintraub
  • Patent number: 7472446
    Abstract: A side rail pad system that provides modifications and components operable in association with hospital beds and the like that are designed to articulate. The system improves upon the structural shape of the side rails used in association with the articulating bed frames and provides an arrangement of side rail pads that are positioned between the side rails and the existing mattress platform. The side rail pads are positioned on the bed frame with flexible hinges in a manner that allows their alternate movement between a placement that fills the space between the side rails and the mattress when the side rails are in a raised position, and a placement away from the side of the mattress when the side rails are rotated into a lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Scott Parker
  • Publication number: 20080269844
    Abstract: A reflective crib liner for improving the efficacy of phototherapy is disclosed. The reflective crib liner has a fabric layer having dimensions to accommodate placement of the reflective crib liner in a bassinet used in a phototherapy treatment. The bassinet has at least one wall that defines an interior surface. A reflective layer is formed so as to cover at least a portion of the interior surface. The reflective layer has a first degree of reflectance with respect to visible light and a second degree of reflectance with respect to heat that is substantially lower than the first degree of reflectance. The reflective layer comprises a porous material having a light diffusing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Kimberly D. Logslett
  • Patent number: 7401366
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention are directed towards a baby play yard cover or lining that lines the walls and floor of a baby play yard in order that the play yard is protected from soiling by the baby. Various embodiments of the invention are re-attachable such that the play yard liner may be washed separately from the play yard. The play yard cover has a plurality of elastic reinforcing portions which facilitate the securing of the cover to its corresponding play yard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Inventor: Allison Costa