For Pregnant User Patents (Class 5/930)
  • Patent number: 8863334
    Abstract: A pillow system includes a head pillow having a top end, a bottom end, and a connector disposed at the bottom end. A leg pillow has a top end, a bottom end, and sides extending between the top end and the bottom end. The leg pillow also includes a top connector at the top end, and a side connector at one of the sides. The connector of the head pillow is configured to be coupled to the top connector of the leg pillow. The pillow system also includes a torso pillow having a top end, a bottom end and two sides, and a connector disposed at one of the sides. The connector of the torso pillow is configured to be coupled to the side connector of the leg pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Haley Gibbons, Eric Bradley Greene, Keith LaMar Poulson, Nancy Gale Hackett Harrison, Rachel Cynthia Carter
  • Patent number: 8555437
    Abstract: A massage and chiropractic table having a supporting frame and a surface supported on the frame, and having one or more comfort features, including a recess formed in the surface of the table for accommodating a person's anatomical configuration, such as a woman's breasts, a removable recess insert that may be removed and replaced to expose the recess as desired, a neck recess for facilitating supporting a user's neck in a comfortable position, and a head rest that is configured to reduce or eliminate pressure on a user's face when the user is lying face down on the table. The massage table may be foldable and may have a handle so that it may be readily stored and transported, or, according to other embodiments may be stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Marvin Gorovitz
  • Patent number: 8458835
    Abstract: A breast support pillow includes a wedge-shaped rectangular even flat surface pad thicker at a top end with an inclined upper surface and being of sufficient length to support a torso and a head of an individual/woman. The pad has a double cup recess within the upper surface at about mid-point of the length of the pad to receive the different sizes of inserts in order to different breasts' sized of the woman in a comfortable manner therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Amy Muratalla
  • Patent number: 8365327
    Abstract: An improved support for use by a pregnant woman to achieve greater comfort while resting or sleeping on her side. The support comprises two pillows connected together by a piece of stretchable fabric. The pillows are shaped to provide greater comfort to the woman, especially over long periods of time, compared to prior designs that employ rounded pillows. Different types of foam are used for the two pillows to tailor the degree of support for the part of the woman's body that is being supported by each pillow. The stretchable fabric enables the support to adapt to the growth of the woman during pregnancy (particularly late term pregnancy). The support may be assembled into a compact, attractive unit for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Anita Jamshidi
  • Patent number: 8074310
    Abstract: A resilient base cushion has top and bottom surfaces, a peripheral side wall, upper and lower ends, an upper section, a lower section, and an intermediate section. A resilient head cushion has a middle component positioned across the top of the base cushion and side components laterally spaced from the upper section. A pair of similarly configured resilient leg cushions are partially positioned upon the intermediate and lower sections of the base cushion. Each cushion of a pair of similarly configured resilient abdominal cushions has a wedge-shaped configuration and is positioned upon the intermediate section of the base cushion above the leg cushions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Julie R. Robbins
  • Patent number: 7353551
    Abstract: A cushion for use by a person, the cushion having a main portion and a subsidiary portion joined to the main portion. The main portion and the subsidiary portion have unequal volumes wherein a part of the main portion is adapted to be placed between the legs of the person while the person is lying on a side of the person, and the subsidiary portion is adapted to support the abdomen of the person while the person is lying on the person's side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Trimester Cushion Company
    Inventor: Glen Andrew Racovolis
  • Patent number: 7127764
    Abstract: An improved multiple chambered maternity mattress (10) is specially configured to include a bellows (24) for providing fine-grained adjustability of size and firmness of its centrally disposed womb well region (AWW). The bellows (24) consisting of a plurality of accordion-like sections which are interconnected to form a single expandable air chamber that is inflatable under the control of the user while actually in use via a remote control unit (16). The womb well is formed as a cylindrical cavity or opening (26) which extends for the full height of the mattress (10) such that the bellows (24) may change its effective height thereby establishing the physical size of the womb well for optimum user comfort and benefit. Low friction materials and/or coatings on the cylindrical cavity walls (28) assure minimal friction of the contacting surfaces and bellows tips assuring an infinitely fine height/size/firmness adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Inventors: Diane Harding, Ronald Gillyard
  • Patent number: 7065817
    Abstract: A body bed is provided for use by pregnant women and other persons for sleeping on their stomachs. A mattress includes a tummy well formed in the central region thereof and a tummy well strap including VELCRO attached to both ends of the strap. The bottom surface of the mattress has VELCRO material so that the tummy well strap may be continuously adjusted to any length to provide optimum support for the spine of the user. The mattress may also include a separate breast well and a separate breast well strap having VELCRO ends which may be continuously adjusted to any length to provide optimum support for the spine of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Vickie L. Shield
  • Patent number: 7055196
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a pillow comprises a curved pillow body having a top region and a bottom region. The top region is larger in size than the bottom region. Also, the bottom region is adapted to be placed between a user's lets while the user is lying on her side while the top region conforms to the user's stomach and chest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: The Boppy Company
    Inventor: Sheila Littlehorn
  • Patent number: 6959464
    Abstract: A pregnancy air mattress/raft is inflatable which is useful for floating in water or sunning on the beach. The air mattress is inflatable and deflatable and is adjusted by adjusting air pressure. The mattress has a rectangular cavity reaching through the mattress, allowing the pregnant torso to bathe in the water when used as a raft. The cavity is elongated to receive the breasts of the user in a prone position. Removably attached side bolsters are mounted on each side of the rectangular cavity by engaging hook and loop material (Velcro) strips and may be adjusted in air pressure for needed support throughout the pregnancy. The side bolsters may be totally removed during the latter stages of pregnancy. An elongated, face-receiving cavity is provided having an air tunnel leading to the front of the air mattress. An ankle bolster is provided useful as an additional pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Inventor: Kim A. Fahey
  • Patent number: 6934988
    Abstract: A therapeutic table having rotatable breast recesses is a massage table with special recessed areas or “pockets” to accommodate and support a woman's breasts when she is lying face down. Two recessed pockets are provided only on one side of a panel that is situated within the body of the table at the location where a woman's breasts normally rest once she has her face positioned in the face cradle. Additionally, these pockets are lined with a stretchable material that accommodates and comfortably supports all sizes of breasts. The other side of the panel is flat to accommodate a man's chest. The massage therapist simply rotates the panel 360 degrees to the desired side, depending upon whether the client is male or female.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventors: Rita Wetzler, Jim Blair
  • Patent number: 6886201
    Abstract: A pair of opposing pillows is interconnected by a connecting member to provide an adjustable transverse spacing between the opposing pillows. Each asymmetrical opposing pillow is formed with a sloped portion to provide proper support for the abdomen of a pregnant woman sleeping on her side and an adjacent thick portion to provide proper support for the legs of the pregnant woman. The sloped portion is formed with internal baffles to maintain the sloped configuration. The connecting member is attached to the pillow case for one of the pillows and has loop fastener strips affixed in a transversely spaced manner to permit a detachable connection to a hook strip affixed to the underside of the opposing pillow. The pillow case for the opposing pillow is formed with a reinforced opening therein to permit engagement between the hook and loop fastener strips on the pillow and connecting member, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Inventor: Therese A. Weiss-Lohrei
  • Patent number: 6857145
    Abstract: An adjustable cot for supporting a pregnant woman, in which an elongate frame (14) includes leg members (24) to support the frame spaced-apart from a surface. A fabric sheet (16) attaches to the frame (12). A central portion of the fabric sheet defines a receiving recess (12) extending in a first direction from a plane defined by the frame. The receiving recess (12) adjusts from a first depth to a second depth by drawcards (34) in channels 32 in the receiving recess. The volume of the receiving recess is selectively changed to accommodate a protruding portion of a pregnant woman lying on the fabric sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Inventor: Steve C. Sikes
  • Publication number: 20040237205
    Abstract: A mattress (10) comprises a support base (12) defining an interface surface (14) at the top thereof and a softer compressible layer (22) overlying the interface surface. The thickness of the support base varies along a longitudinal direction such that the interface surface (14) defines a concave laterally extending channel between first and second support surfaces (16,20) for the upper and lower halves of a user's body respectively, and the compressible layer (22) substantially follows the profile of the interface surface (14). The mattress (10) is particularly useful for a pregnant woman who can comfortably lie on her back, side or front.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Patricia McGettigan
  • Publication number: 20040237199
    Abstract: A maternity mattress is disclosed which provides a cavity for accommodating the protruding abdomen of a pregnant woman as she lies in a frontally downward position upon the mattress surface. The maternity comfort mattress is essentially comprised of a foam core; of a cavity in the foam core for the enlarged abdomen of a pregnant woman; of a plurality of straps and a means to attach the straps to the foam core; and, of a removable cover to encase the entire device. Attachment and adjustment features are built in to the invention. These features include, but are not limited to, strips of material that have a loop and hook fastening means along two longitudinal sides of the mattress core and at each end of each of the straps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Shane M. Hirst
  • Patent number: 6760934
    Abstract: A symmetrical contoured support pillow formed essentially in an inverted U-shape, comprising essentially a semi-circular crown designed to support the head of a woman and a pair of spaced symmetrical legs extending downwardly and outwardly divergently away from the crown, the legs having lower ends which are curved inwardly towards each other and forming toes, each leg having a convex bulge extending inwardly in the space between the two legs, the bulges extending towards each other, the resulting space between the legs as formed by the convex bulges being essentially in the shape of an hourglass, the woman lying between the legs of the pillow on her side such that one of the bulges is received in a curvature of the back of the woman whereas the other bulge is received in a tummy area of the woman.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Inventor: Jamie S. Leach
  • Patent number: 6588034
    Abstract: A beach chair has a frame, a plurality of leg assemblies, a main frame cover, an auxiliary cover, fasteners for the main frame cover and the auxiliary cover, and two openings within the main frame cover (one for receiving a person's face, the other for receiving a person's abdomen). The frame includes an upper rectangular shaped support main frame having each corner connected to a leg assembly. In use, the beach chair is unfold by pivoting the legs downward from the main frame into locking positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Inventor: Shannon I. Nation
  • Patent number: 6581229
    Abstract: A mattress system constructed of synthetic foam is described especially for use as a maternity mattress. The mattress system has a main mattress portion with a specifically shaped central opening through the center thereof. At least two modular plugs have both a top and bottom that is generally flat but are in some embodiments textured and the curved peripheries thereof are smooth with a curvature to mate with the central opening of the main mattress portion. The modular plugs may be of different thicknesses and can be selectively removed and positioned to increase the depth of the opening for receipt of a woman's growing abdomen during pregnancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Inventor: Glenn I. Bernstein
  • Patent number: 6568015
    Abstract: A mattress for comfortably supporting an individual with an abdominal condition requiring minimal contact between the mattress and the individual's abdomen, while also providing a structure for facilitating the turning of the individual between supine and prone positions. The mattress comprises a resilient mattress body including upper and lower surfaces, top and bottom edges, and first and second side edges. An inner abdominal support wall defines an abdominal receiving chamber positioned intermediate the top and bottom edges and extending downwardly form the upper surface of the mattress body. The mattress further comprises an outer abdominal support wall and an inflatable chamber defined intermediate the inner and outer abdominal support walls. An adjustable shoulder support is positioned intermediate the top edge and the abdominal receiving chamber. An adjustable pillow is positioned above the upper surface of the mattress body intermediate the shoulder support and the top edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Inventor: Donna C. Allen
  • Publication number: 20020095723
    Abstract: A beach chair has a frame, a plurality of leg assemblies, a main frame cover, an auxiliary cover, fasteners for the main frame cover and the auxiliary cover, and two openings within the main frame cover (one for receiving a person's face, the other for receiving a person's abdomen). The frame includes an upper rectangular shaped support main frame having each corner connected to a leg assembly. In use, the beach chair is unfold by pivoting the legs downward from the main frame into locking positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2002
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventor: Shannon I. Nation
  • Patent number: 6408470
    Abstract: An improved maternity mattress has a recess formed therein which accommodates a woman's expanding abdomen as a pregnancy progresses. The recess may be filled in by a plurality of stackable pads with each pad having approximately the same thickness. A sliding cover sized to allow for selectively covering and uncovering the hole is preferably controlled by an electrically powered mechanism, and may also be used to vary the diameter of the opening to the cavity. A control panel having switches for operating the sliding cover is preferably made of an expandable, flexible electrically insulating material such as rubber. A locking mechanism is provided to insure that the sliding cover remains closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Inventor: Robert Lee Powers
  • Patent number: 6295668
    Abstract: A beach chair has a frame, a plurality of leg assemblies, a main frame cover, an auxiliary cover, fasteners for the main frame cover and the auxiliary cover, and two openings within the main frame cover (one for receiving a person's face, the other for receiving a person's abdomen). The frame includes an upper rectangular shaped support main frame having each corner connected to a leg assembly. In use, the beach chair is unfold by pivoting the legs downward from the main frame into locking positions. The main frame cover is also divided into three unseparated sections which equally conform to the three sections of the main frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Inventor: Shannon I. Nation
  • Patent number: 6233768
    Abstract: An improved maternity mattress is formed from a number of separately inflatable air chambers and a number of internally disposed shape retaining and weight supporting structures which functionally combine to significantly increase the comfort and well being of pregnant women over the course of their pregnancy. Integrally formed within the mattress is a womb well of high shape integrity that is adjustably fillable by use of a hierarchy of interfitting pillows, as well as physical arrays of gussets to preserve mattress shape and integrity, and comfort baffles to optimally support body weight as it is distributed over a longitudinally contoured upper mattress surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Inventor: Diane Harding
  • Patent number: 6185768
    Abstract: A cushion support to be placed on a bed or other horizontal support surface which allows a woman to lie or sleep in a face-down position without exerting pressure on the breasts. The cushion support includes an elongated block of foam material, the front section of which is horizontally oriented and supports the upper rib cage and the sternum of the user, and a wedge-shaped lower section which supports the torso of the user. Vertically oriented arcuate recesses are provided to accommodate the breasts. When lying in a face-down position, the breasts of the user depend downwardly into the recesses without contacting the underlying support surface or the cushion support. The device is particularly designed to be used after surgical procedures to the breasts, such as breast implantations or breast reductions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Inventor: Amanda Parks Schlechter
  • Patent number: 6044505
    Abstract: A pillow (10) for pregnant, over weight, back-pain suffering, sleep apnea suffering, and sciatica suffering persons lying in a prone position, is provided. The pillow has an aperture (90) extending through it, and is sized for receipt of a portion of the abdomen of the user. The aperture is defined by at least first (20), second (30) and third (40) support structures, and is of a substantially uniform thickness (T). The first support structure extends substantially traversely across the lower-chest and upper-abdominal regions of the user, the second support structure extends along a first side-abdominal region of the user to end proximate to the person's pelvic region, and the third support structure extends along a second side-abdominal region of the user to also end proximate to the pelvic region of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Inventor: Loretta Friedman
  • Patent number: 5978990
    Abstract: Comfort Maternity Pillow allows pregnant women to rest or sleep in any desirable position at any stage of their pregnancy without disturbing their previous resting habits. The object of this invention comprises a rectangular pillow that has two attached extensions. The detachable pillow extensions are uniquely curved to form an open cavity when placed together. This allows a pregnant female to rest or sleep on her expanding abdomen in prone position. When the above said pillow extensions are pulled away from each other, they function in assisting a pregnant woman who is resting in side position. In this scenerio, one pillow extension supports a woman's back, and another extension, supports her abdomen and legs, when placed between her knees. Comfort Maternity Pillow aides pregnant women with many other positions by means of manipulating the pillow extensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Inventor: Zhanna Akey
  • Patent number: 5890246
    Abstract: A personal support device adapted for permitting a pregnant woman to lie on her stomach or abdomen even during the third trimester of pregnancy is formed of an inflatable mattress with an isolated section defined by a cylindrical wall. A portion of the outer membranae of the mattress extends into the isolated section to form a cavity for receiving and supporting the abdomen. Clearance holes in the cylindrical wall permit the isolated section to breathe, thereby permitting the cavity to expand and contract to maximize both the support and the comfort of the woman.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Inventor: Richard P. Davis
  • Patent number: 5819348
    Abstract: A modular, adjustable maternity mattress designed to accommodate a pregnant woman at rest in a prone or side lying position; comprised of a sectioned base cushion and corresponding relocatable upper cushions as a head cushion, an inflatable abdominal cushion, and a leg cushion. The sectioned base cushion is shaped as a thin conventional mattress and is slightly longer than the overall length of the head, inflatable abdominal, and leg cushions joined end to end. The head and leg cushions are thick, flat, and generally squared, with wedge shaped medial ends (relative to the centrally located inflatable abdominal cushion) that slope downward and inward towards the base cushion and inflatable abdominal cushion respectively. In the preferred embodiment, the inflatable abdominal cushion is composed of a series of vertically tiered independently inflatable cells, the overall lengths of which increase as they ascend, and each cell having an inflator inlet and deflator outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Inventor: Denise Ryan
  • Patent number: 5815863
    Abstract: A lateral slumber support member includes a longitudinally extending wedge shaped pillow, for supporting a user, such as a pregnant woman, in a lateral slumber support, while lying down on either the left side or the right side, with the longitudinally extending wedge shaped pillow providing compressible, but firm support for the spine and pelvic region of the user. The longitudinally extending wedge shaped pillow has a triangular cross section, and has an interior body made of a firm, compressible elastic material, such as foam, which can provide support, but which easily conforms to the spinal and pelvic regions of the user. The wedge-shaped pillow includes a fabric cover which is permanently sewn to a bed sheet along an imaginary line dividing the sheet in half so it can be used by the user lying on either the left or right side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Inventor: Frank Dolisi
  • Patent number: 5679040
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for supporting a pregnant user is disclosed comprising, in combination, a fixed support portion having a fixed configuration for supporting a portion of the user, and a variable support portion coupled to the fixed support portion and having a plurality of configurations for supporting a different abdominal portion of the user with each configuration of the plurality of configurations. The fixed support portion comprises a plurality of inter-connected, inflatable, tubular members. The variable support portion comprises a plurality of independent, concentric, inflatable, annular members attached to an independent, inflatable, cylindrical member. The variable support portion is in proximity to the abdomen of a user lying thereon, and the cylindrical member and the annular members are selectively inflated to conform comfortably to a protruding abdomen of a pregnant user. This support apparatus is especially useful as an air mattress and a floatation raft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Roger Davis
    Inventor: Leah M. Bianchi-Holm
  • Patent number: 5652981
    Abstract: A cushion is disclosed herein for supporting a pregnant woman in a face-down position for resting and preparatory to and during a massaging procedure. The cushion is composed of a soft, foam-like material having a central recess or cavity defined by a surrounding continuous ridge to provide an integral unitary construction. The ridge includes sidewalls joined at a front end by a neck and chin transverse end wall and joined at a rear end by a leg and knee support. Sloping wall sections join the sidewalls with the leg and knee support whereby a flat planar surface of the leg and knee support resides below the top surface of the sidewalls. Internal sloping walls connect the front and rear ends with the bottom of the recess or cavity. A cushioned insert is carried within the recess that is reversible and having opposite textured or contoured sides. A cover, a handle and a carrying strap are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Inventors: Judy H. Singer-Leyton, David Leyton
  • Patent number: 5647076
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a maternity support cushion for supporting a pregnant woman in a prone position. A generally U-shaped support cushion supports an upper body of the woman, and includes two extending legs and a center connecting portion. A pelvic support cushion supports the pelvic area of the woman, and is at least partially received between the two extending legs of the U-shaped support cushion. The pelvic support cushion is slidable between the two extending legs in directions toward and away from the center connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Inventor: Susan K. Gearhart
  • Patent number: 5519906
    Abstract: A support pillow that is generally horseshoe or U-shaped with a generally pear shaped cavity in the center and a means of fastening. When used in a horizontal position, the cavity is large enough to fit around the midsection of a normal adult thus allowing for a back support with arm rests, a pregnancy pillow, a floor pillow for reading, sleeping or watching TV, or a nursing pillow. When the fastener is employed, the two tubular arms overlap at the ends forming a closed oval or donut shape. In this position, the pillow can support a small child in a sitting or reclining position. The pillow can also be used in a vertical position supporting both upper and lower back of the user. The pillow is filled with a soft pliable material making it extremely comfortable for all ages and because of the fastener it is easy to carry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Inventor: Michelle M. Fanto-Chan
  • Patent number: 5504953
    Abstract: A cushion is disclosed herein for supporting a pregnant woman in a face-down position for resting and preparatory to and during a massaging procedure. The cushion is composed of a soft, foam-like material having a central recess or cavity defined in a surrounding continuous ridge to provide an integral unitary construction. The ridge includes sidewalls joined at a front end by a neck and chin transverse end wall and joined as a rear end by a leg and knee support. Sloping wall sections join the sidewalls with the leg and knee support whereby a flat planar surface of the leg and knee support resides below the top surface of the sidewalls. Internal sloping walls connect the front and rear ends with the bottom of the recess or cavity. A cushioned insert is carried within the recess that is reversible and having opposite textured or contoured sides. A cover, a handle and a carrying strap complete the construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Inventors: Judy H. Singer-Leyton, David Leyton
  • Patent number: 5438715
    Abstract: A new and improved jack relax relief lounger having a first frame assembly, a second frame assembly, and a third frame assembly together forming a frame component. A support pad is secured to the frame component. The support pad has a circular recess therethrough. A reinforcing element surrounds the circular recess. A pad cover is dimensioned to be received within the circular recess of the support pad to provide a flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Inventor: Royd A. Jackman
  • Patent number: 5425147
    Abstract: A maternity mattress having three concentric inflatable cells where the cells are each independently adjustable and may be inflated or deflated by turning a selective valve and pressing the appropriate button on a pump switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1995
    Inventors: Ronald L. Supplee, Annalee Supplee
  • Patent number: 5412824
    Abstract: An adjustable mattress, adapted to support a substantial portion, including the breasts, abdomen, hips, thighs and knees of the body of a pregnant female user in a prone position, comprising a generally horizontal upper mattress portion with a first cavity adapted to accommodate the enlarged abdomen of the user and a second, adjustable in size, cavity adapted to accommodate the breasts of the user, and a lower mattress portion adapted to support the thighs and knees of the user, the lower mattress portion having a supporting surface sloping downwardly from the upper mattress position adjacent the hip supporting area towards the knee supporting area of the lower mattress portion, the downwardly sloped lower mattress portion adapted to support the thighs in a downwardly inclined orientation and to facilitate the getting on or off the mattress by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Assignee: Maternal Concepts, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark D. Emerson, Matt H. Emerson, David D. Emerson
  • Patent number: 5400449
    Abstract: A prone pregnancy cushion, for allowing a pregnant woman to lay on her abdomen, comprising an early stage segment, a later stage segment, and an attachment mechanism connecting the early stage segment and later stage segment. The early stage segment and later stage segment each have abdominal hollows and breast hollows, containing breast cut-outs and abdominal cut-outs which are removable to accommodate women of different sizes and at different stages of their pregnancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Inventor: Peter J. Satto
  • Patent number: 5369824
    Abstract: A reversible mattress for use by a pregnant woman. The mattress includes a planar first face having a cavity therein for accommodating the abdomen of the pregnant woman when the mattress is positioned with the first face facing upward and the pregnant woman lies prone upon the first face; and a planar second face having a cavity therein for accommodating the abdomen of the pregnant woman when the mattress is positioned with the second face facing upward and the pregnant woman lies prone upon the second face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Inventor: Bettye J. Powell
  • Patent number: 5339471
    Abstract: A resting bed for supporting a user, having a large abdomen, in a prone position, said bed comprising a frame having generally parallel top rails supported above the floor, and including an upper trunk support sling and lower body support sling, each sling being slidably mounted on the said top rails, and spaced from one another so as to leave an open, unsupported space between them, for accommodating users of different height and abdomen size and shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Inventor: Ronald F. Lanzara
  • Patent number: 5185897
    Abstract: An inflatable mattress construction having use as a maternity mattress. The mattress is provided with a central, generally cylindrical cavity which extends through the thickness of the mattress. The lower end of the cavity is enclosed by a bottom panel, while a top panel is located within the cavity and the peripheral edge of the top panel is sealed to the upper surface of the mattress bordering the cavity. The central portion of the top panel is secured to the bottom panel. A gas, such as air, can be supplied to the chamber between the panels to thereby inflate the upper panel and adjust the depth of the cavity to accomodate the abdomen of a pregnant woman.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Inventor: Michael W. Van Laanen
  • Patent number: 5182828
    Abstract: A machine washable wedge shaped support structure is formed from a fabric envelope loosely filled with lightweight, preferably polystyrene, beads which shape it. The fabric may have a non-skid surface to resist sliding in use. The wedge conforms to a patient's or infant's body. When compressed, the fabric envelope and beads lock into a roll-preventing support structure. One alternate version has a stabilizing panel extending from the pointed end of the wedge on which a patient lies. Another version has a connecting panel between two opposing triangular shaped wedges. It provides roll preventing support for a pregnant woman and doubles as an anti-roll pad for infants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Assignee: Maurice Adam
    Inventor: Margaret A. Alivizatos