Longitudinally Divided Top Surface With Pivotable Section Patents (Class 5/942)
  • Patent number: 7913337
    Abstract: An ambulatory surgical gurney has a base, a frame positioned above the base, and a lifting mechanism positioned between the base and the frame. The frame has a sections pivotally connected together. The lifting mechanism has a first ram extending vertically between the base and the frame, a second ram extending vertically between the base and the frame, a lift arm pivotally connected to the frame, and a controller that controls the movement of the first and second rams and the lift arm. The upper end of the first ram and the upper end of the second ram are pivotally connected to the frame. An anaconda is attached to the frame. The anaconda has segments connected end-to-end and a ratchet spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Marcos V. Masson
  • Patent number: 7845034
    Abstract: Disclosed are an articulating bed and methods of operating the bed. The articulating bed includes a top frame and one or two underlying frames. The top frame includes a first side section and a second side section. One of the side sections is configured to slide in a lateral direction of the bed so as to vary a width of the bed. Further, the sections are configured to hingedly rotate. Various methods include sliding and hingedly rotating the side sections. Further, the methods includes sitting up a person lying on the bed and changing liners while the person is staying on the bed, using the sliding and hinged rotation features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventor: Willie W. Kim
  • Patent number: 7712168
    Abstract: Disclosed are an articulating bed and methods of using the bed. The articulating bed includes a top frame and one or two underlying frames. The top frame includes a first side section and a second side section. One of the side sections is configured to slide in a lateral direction of the bed so as to vary a width of the bed. Further, the sections are configured to hingedly rotate. Various methods include sliding and hingedly rotating the side sections. Further, the methods includes sitting up a person lying on the bed and changing liners while the person is staying on the bed, using the sliding and hinged rotation features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventor: Willie W. Kim
  • Patent number: 7650657
    Abstract: Anti-pinch point device for imaging platforms are disclosed. The stationary imaging platform includes a slidable cradle and fixed shroud adjacent both sides of the slidable cradle. An inventive overlay is configured for mounting on a slidable cradle. The inventive overlay moves with the slidable cradle. Elongated perimeter regions of the inventive overlay have elongated ridges formed on the underside thereof adjacent the outer edges of the elongated perimeter regions. The elongated ridges serve to prevent objects from becoming pinched between the inventive overlay and the fixed shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Diacor, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn N. Waterman
  • Patent number: 7246389
    Abstract: An adjustable bed includes a platform having a flexible surface, a flex mechanism adapted to flex the platform to form a flexion position that includes at least one of a sitting-up position and a knee break, and a tilt mechanism adapted to tilt the platform surface laterally, the flex and tilt mechanisms both being operable with the other mechanism in an operational state. Furthermore, the adjustable bed includes a side member disposed on a side of the platform, and a side-member lift mechanism adapted to raise the side member relative to the platform surface, the tilt mechanism tilting the platform surface toward the side member raised by the side-member lift mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Taguchi, Hiroshi Abe, Masashi Morikawa, Hideo Kawakami, Atsushi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 7017210
    Abstract: A bedplate is disposed in a bed frame. The bedplate includes a fixed bed part, right leg-raising parts and left leg-raising parts. The fixed bed parts are secured to the bed frame. The right leg-raising parts are rotatably coupled, at one end, to one end of the fixed bed part. The left leg-raising parts are rotatably coupled, at one end, to the end of the fixed bed part. Said ends of the fixed bed part are spaced in the transverse direction of the bed frame. A bed part driving mechanism is provided on the lower surface of the bedplate. The mechanism drives one or both of the leg-raising parts of either pair, in a rising direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: France Bed Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Ooyama, Takashi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 6675415
    Abstract: A hospital bed adapted for use with an open geometry imaging system, such as a C-arm imager, is provided. The hospital bed includes a mobile base, a frame, a bed top, and a patient support. At least one portion of the bed top and patient support are substantially radiotransparent. The radiotransparent portions are capable of axial displacement along the lengthwise axis of the bed, thereby allowing the use of an imager on a patient in the bed without interference from the base. The axial displacement is preferably indexed to at least one predetermined stop position. One or more independent lateral sections can be selectively moved away from the radiotransparent portion, allowing for a reduction in the overall width of the bed. A patient transport system is also provided, in which the bed top and attached patient support can be used as a portable support, such as a stretcher, and may be secured to the base for subsequent transport and/or imaging when appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: William Beaumont Hospital
    Inventor: John W. Wong
  • Patent number: 6526609
    Abstract: A hospital bed adapted for use with an open geometry imaging system, such as a C-arm imager. The hospital bed includes a mobile base, a frame, a bed top, and a patient support. At least one portion of the bed top and patient support are substantially radiotransparent. The radiotransparent portions are capable of axial displacement along the lengthwise axis of the bed, thereby allowing the use of an imager on a patient in the bed without interference from the base. The axial displacement is preferably indexed to at least one predetermined stop position. One or more independent lateral sections can be selectively moved away from the radiotransparent portion, allowing for a reduction in the overall width of the bed. A patient transport system, in which the bed top and attached patient support can be used as a portable support, such as a stretcher, and may be secured to the base for subsequent transport and/or imaging when appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: William Beaumont Hospital
    Inventor: John W. Wong
  • Patent number: 6502260
    Abstract: The invention provides a bed (10) for relieving pressure exerted on a user. The bed includes a first support means (12) for supporting the user, a second support means (14) which is co-operable with the first support means (12), and a displacement means (32) for displacing the user between a first position wherein the user is supported by the first support means (12) and a second position wherein the user is supported by the first and second support means. Typically the user is an aged person, an infirm person, an incapacitated person, a patient, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Inventors: Andre Viljoen, Pierre Viljoen
  • Patent number: 6076209
    Abstract: An articulated medical bed for supporting a person in articulated movement is disclosed. The bed comprises a main frame defining a base and an articulated support frame including an upper body section pivotally connected to the base, a seat section pivotally connected to the upper body section and a detachably mounted lower leg section pivotally connected to the seat section. An elongated link member pivotally connects the lower leg section to the base. A glide member is mounted on the seat section and supported for linear movement along the base whereby the seat section is supported for rocking movement about the glide member. A linear actuator is connected to the upper body section for simultaneously actuating the upper body section, seat section and lower leg section in articulated movement. A side rail is supported on the base and includes telescoping inner and outer horizontal rail members extending between vertical rail members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Inventor: Gerald S. Paul
  • Patent number: 5826286
    Abstract: A veterinary surgical table is provided which includes a top animal-supporting surface mounted for inclining and supported by at least one extensible rod which provides counterbalancing support for the weight of the top surface and an animal placed thereon. The top surface is preferably longitudinally bifurcated into two pivotally mounted sections to provide independent tilting of each section toward one another, each section being separately counterbalanced by an extensible rod for such tilting movement. The top surface is preferably supported by the extensible rods in strut-supported configuration for minimizing the framework for supporting the table. A slidably removable tray is mounted beneath the separation between the sections for receiving fluid runoff and for enhanced cleaning and sanitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: VSSI, Inc.
    Inventor: Dale Cranston
  • Patent number: 5791001
    Abstract: A multi-stage adjustable double-person spring bed mattress structure including a bed tail pad, a fixed bed head pad, a bed face and a bed cover. Two pairs of U-shaped supporting frames are respectively oppositely passed through the clearances between the adjacent longitudinal springs under the metal rods near two lateral sides and the central portion. Two rotating devices are respectively disposed on opposite inner sides of rear ends of the connecting rods under the four U-shaped supporting frames. Two driving splines are passed through the central holes of the above members. When the driving spline is rotated by a rotary disk disposed on one side of the fixed bed pad and having an eccentrical handle, whereby the rotating tube is rotated and inclinedly moved up and down. An insertion seat having an insertion hole is connected on the center of the upper portion of the movable bed head pad, whereby two insertion legs of the pillow racks can be inserted in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Inventor: Shu-Yuan Wang