Abstract: The luggage and air mattress combination is a wheeled luggage device including an upper compartment for storage of personal items. A lower compartment houses an inflatable mattress, which can be extended from the lower compartment and pumped up for use as a sleeping or lounging platform. A pump is housed in the luggage and connected to the mattress for inflation thereof. A backrest is also housed adjacent the lower compartment and is extracted therefrom for use. Pivotal arms are positioned adjacent the backrest to enhance the user's comfort. A canopy may be removably attached to the luggage to block out light from the surrounding area and add a modicum of privacy. An insulated liner may be provided for use in the upper compartment for the storage of food, if desired.
Abstract: The invention is directed towards a film-based polymeric cellular matrix, methods for making the polymeric cellular matrix, articles of manufacture incorporating the polymeric matrix and methods for making articles of manufacture. The polymeric cellular matrix is characterized as a plurality of generally identical cells (open-ended geometric prisms) arranged to form a repeating geometric form. The matrix is particularly suited for use as a core between two panels.
Abstract: A multipurpose, multi sectional, multiconfiguration cushion for person of any age, used for an elbow, kneeling, sitting, and or lying cushion. The cushion consists of four interconnected sections to form a cushion when flat allows an adult to lye flat and when the sections are folded face to face together this allows an adult to utilize the cushion for elbow, sitting, kneeling and or lying cushion. The four layer cushion consists of one of the layers to be detached, where as by the linked section, number one 1 and number two 2 to be attached by way of a Velcro attachment and allows section number one 1 to be detached and utilized as a utility bag. Each section consists of a rectangular soft cushion of durable thickness and a resilient fabric that covers the cushion from end to end with each section consisting of a zippered opening to allow the removal of the cushion from the fabric covering the cushion.
Abstract: A bag/bed assembly comprising a first layer, which first layer receives and stores a second layer, and a third layer housed entirely within the second layer. Said first layer, when storing said second layer, serves as a seating apparatus. When you remove the second layer from the first layer, the second layer, is spaced out in a fully open position, having a substantially rectangular configuration that serves as a portable bed.
Abstract: A patient support is provided comprising a frame including a deck support and a step deck positioned on the deck support. The step deck has an upper deck, a lower deck, and a side wall, the upper deck being spaced apart from the lower deck to define a recess of the deck. The step deck includes a first section and a second section configured to articulate relative to the first section.
December 5, 2002
Date of Patent:
August 8, 2006
Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
Craig D. Ellis, Kenneth L. Kramer, Jason C. Brooke, Eric R. Meyer, Gregory W. Branson, David J. Ulrich
Abstract: A sitting, sleeping or support pad (1), which on account of its special design can be used in a number of different areas of application, includes an inner bag with a fill material, disposed in an outer bag. The inner bag has an elongated, substantially rectangular shape and the outer bag consists of first and second sides (2, 3), with a I substantially similar shape to the inner bag, where between the outer bag's first and second sides (2, 3), at least in a part of the bag's length against one of the short sides of the outer bag, there is provided an intermediate piece (6) and an end portion (4) is formed on at least one short side. The end portion (4) is enlarged and provides the opportunity for the pad to be placed on the short side, as well as for all or most of the fill material to be collected in a part of the inner bag, thereby to provide co-operation between inner bag and outer bag to achieve a sitting position where the user is raised above ground level.
Abstract: Foldable spring mattress for divan-beds and the like, comprising at least one pair of elements (1a, 2a, 3a; 102, 103a) which are independent of one another and contain the springs (4) and the padding (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) and which are arranged adjacent to one another along their respective long edges (1b, 2b, 3b), said elements being joined together by means of stitches (11a) performed along the top edge of the same long sides and by means of a layer (12) of fabric attached to said elements along the external perimeter of the assembly and forming a single continuous upper closing surface for supporting the user.