Bathtub Or Bed Patents (Class 5/900)
  • Patent number: 7197780
    Abstract: The universal hospital bed designed for nursing the immobile patients with additional bathing equipment” belongs to the category of the health equipment, intended for the health institutions, gerontology institutions and family households. The essence of the invention is in its constructive solution of the three-part bed, which using the mechanism for electrical and mechanical adjustment of the angles of the slope of the mobile parts of bed, could be converted into the form of (arm) chair. The belt holders and belts for fastening the patients are installed on the back part of the bed, and the antidecubitus mattress is placed along the whole bed, used as preventive protection of the patients against decubitus, or if patient already has it, for healing of the wounds. On the middle sitting part of the bed-mattress, part of the mattress is cut and the basic insert (41) is made of it, which if necessary, could be replaced with WC insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Inventor: Dobrica Petric
  • Patent number: 7140054
    Abstract: A rectangular structure on wheels has a first and second slab. The first slab supports the patient's washing apparatus including heated water tank, an air blower and waste water tank. The second or top slab spaced apart above the first slab has an attached hinged back rest and is covered with a message pad and a disposable washing liner. The top slab is configured to have waste water flow into a drain which leads to the waste water tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Inventor: Leonel E. Charles
  • Patent number: 6948201
    Abstract: A care bed used commonly for bathing and toileting allowing a labor burden on a carer in bathing and toileting of a bedridden sufferer to be minimized, which could not be performed by a conventional care bed, comprising a bed having a plurality of vertical grooves disposed on a bath tub; arms fittedly inserted to the plurality of vertical grooves, and a lift capable of horizontally raising and longitudinally moving the arms after the arms are fittedly inserted into the plurality of vertical grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Inventor: Junichi Yoshimori
  • Patent number: 6421853
    Abstract: An improvement to gurneys for cleaning patients confined to bed which generally is comprised of a structure with legs having caster wheels, which includes, generally, a framework for affixing a table to support the patient with a washing basin comprised of a piece of flexible and collapsible laminar material, attached to the frame, which follows the perimeter of the support table and is connected to form walls that delimit a space for washing. The improvement is comprised of a frame that includes elongations at the ends of its longitudinal sides, which project vertically above the table with rows of notches to affix and hold the upper edge of the laminar piece and to delimit the washing space. These elongations may be comprised of extensions of the ends of the longitudinal sides of the frame in a U shape, formed with vertical inclined sections joined below the frame, of which one, the furthest from the frame, projects above the table to incorporate the row of affixing notches for the laminar material piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Inventors: Edgardo René Pecorelli, Edgardo Luis Pecorelli
  • Patent number: 5930853
    Abstract: A bath for use with a bed for the sick includes a flexible bag body that is formed to hold liquid therein. The flexible bag body has an opening and four support bar inserting paths formed along an edge of the opening. The opening is squared rigidly by supporting bars that are inserted within the supporting bar inserting paths. The supporting bars, while inserted in the supporting bar inserting paths, are removably supported on a bed frame. The bath of the present invention can be prepared at a low cost, and, after removing the bag body from the bed, can be folded small so as to need only a small storage space. Also, since the bag body is freely deformable and light-weight, it is easier to handle during mounting, removing and cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Akado Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Akado
  • Patent number: 5628074
    Abstract: A foldable bathtub assembly accommodated in a space under a bed includes: a base arranged on a floor surface to be movable between a first place under the bed and a second place on the side of the bed; a bathtub supporting frame mounted on the base to allow movement of the bathtub supporting frame in a vertical direction between an upper position and a lower position; and a bathtub made of watertight flexible cloth or plastic sheet, wherein the bathtub is fixed on its upper periphery to and suspended from the bathtub supporting frame. When the bathtub is folded and the bathtub supporting frame is in its lower position, the whole height of the bathtub assembly is sufficiently reduced to allow accommodation of the assembly in the space under the bed. When the base of the bathtub assembly is pulled out to the second place on the side of the bed and the bathtub supporting frame is vertically moved to its upper position, the bathtub assembly forms a bathtub having a sufficient depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignee: K.K. Seiken
    Inventors: Kimimasa Sugihara, Kazuhiko Uchida
  • Patent number: 5598590
    Abstract: A portable bath tub (20, 20A, 20C) and a supporting frame (46, 17A, 200) for the bath tub (20, 20A, 20C) are positioned alongside a bed (10, 10A, 10C). The bath tub (20, 20A, 20C) has a front side (76) which overlaps a mattress (12, 12A, 12C) on the bed (10, 10A, 10C) and is supported thereby. The tub (20, 20A, 20C) bridges the bed (10, 10A, 10C) and the supporting frame. The bed (10B) has a bed frame (14B) which is movable vertically for raising and lowering the bath tub (20) which is partially supported on the mattress (12B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: Easy Lift Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael K. Crawford, Joseph M. Crawford, James R. Crawford
  • Patent number: 5579543
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for transferring a patient in a prostrate position sidewise between a bath tub (20, 20A, 20C) and bed (10, 10A, 10C) without lifting of patient (P). The method includes the steps of sliding a patient P over a front side (76) into the bottom (70) of the tub for bathing the patient, and returning the patient after bathing over the front side to the bed (20). The front side (76) of the tub (20, 20A, 20C) overlaps the mattress (12, 12A, 12C) and is supported thereon. The bed frame (14, 14B) and mattress (12, 12B) are movable vertically for raising and lowering the tub (20, 20A, 20C). The patient is moved into and out of the tub (20, 20A, 20C) when the tub (20, 20A, 20C) is in a lowered position, and is bathed with the tub in the raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Easy Lift Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael K. Crawford, Joseph M. Crawford, James R. Crawford
  • Patent number: 5539941
    Abstract: A support frame is positioned over a hospital bed to assist in lifting and turning a patient on a sheet. In addition to the lifting mechanism, the frame has a carriage mechanism which can carry a lifted patient beyond the side or the end of the bed. The patient can also be lifted from the bed, the frame narrowed, and the patient transported to other locations in the hospital and then back to the bed without any severe physical handling. A bath water and waste water cart is used to bath a patient and to catch waste water. A drain pan is placed under the patient to catch bath water and return the water to a drain water tank on the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Inventor: Carmel U. Fuller
  • Patent number: 5522099
    Abstract: A wash water draining device for washing patients in bed has a mattress base, which is formed, for example, by inflatable chambers and is disposed underneath a waterproof bed mattress and slopes the bed mattress from the sides to the center and from the head end to the foot end. A waterproof mattress pad is placed over the mattress and a mattress compressing device is attached centrally to the foot end of the mattress such that a drainage socket of the waterproof mattress pad can be embedded into the resulting and stabilized depression of the bed mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Inventor: Dieter Heier
  • Patent number: 5355540
    Abstract: A bed (10) for patients requiring bed treatment having a cut out (19) in the base (18) beneath which is a toilet pan (22, 23, 25) preferably having flowing water supply (26) and drain (27) connections. A mattress (35) having one quarter (36) removed is positioned on the base (18) with the open quadrant (36) over the pan (22). A movable mattress segment (40) is positioned on the base (18) in the open quadrant (36) of the mattress (35) and is vertically adjustable to align with the mattress top and laterally movable to expose the pan (22) and allow patients to relieve themselves without having to be moved to insert conventional bed pans. The toilet pan (22) is cleaned using the water supply which is controlled by movement of the movable segment (40). An alternative embodiment has an attachable hot and cold water supply (58) with a wash basin (53) to allow patients to wash themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Inventor: James O. Allen
  • Patent number: 5343575
    Abstract: A portable bathing unit for use with bedridden patients is disclosed. The bathing unit includes a bath tub supported by a carriage which is movably positionable in the proximity of a patient. Casters depend from the bottom of the carriage housing to permit the portable bathing unit to be rolled along in an upright posture. Additional casters are also attached to the rear of the housing which permit the portable bathing unit to be turned up on its rear and transported through narrow doorways. Water delivery and retrieval is accomplished through the use of a submersible pump and a segment of conduit. A whirlpool bath tub may be employed if desirable. When the bath tub is not in use, the portable bathing unit is convertible into an article of furniture. The housing of the carriage forms armrests and a backrest, and a cover conceals the bathing chamber and forms a seat. A valance drapes around the bottom of the carriage to conceal the casters thereunder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Inventor: Floyd Cartwright
  • Patent number: 5323499
    Abstract: This invention relates to a massaging mattress comprising an array of wooden beads alternating with magnets, the wooden beads and magnets interconnected to one another with threads to form a net in which the beads and magnets will roll slightly to produce a feeling of being massaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Inventor: Hoi Chau Chan
  • Bed
    Patent number: 5235710
    Abstract: A nursing bed having a plurality of mattress sections. Each mattress section is independently adjustable in the vertical direction and tiltable in the lateral direction of the human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Assignee: Kioritz Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Nagashima