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9009891 Automatic patient weight measurement for determining pressure relief set points  
A method and a system have been described to determine a pressure relief set point for a person-support apparatus. The method includes determining the change in pressure or volume in a zone from a...
9009898 Mattress, pressure sensor calibration method, and bed device  
When pressure detected by a pressure sensor connected to a calibration standard cell has continuously fallen within a regulated pressure range at calibration for a regulated duration at...
8978184 Patient movement assist device  
A patient moving station provides fluid bladders connected to a fluid transfer station. Fluid, preferably air, is provided to a first compartment to lift the buttocks of a patient to provide a gap...
8973193 Methods of optimizing a pressure contour of a pressure adjustable platform system  
The present invention provides a method of optimizing a pressure contour of a pressure adjustable platform system by (a) measuring pressure in a plurality of bladders in the pressure adjustable...
8966689 Multi-zone fluid chamber and mattress system  
A support surface assembly comprises a support surface and a multi-zone chamber comprising two or more inflatable bladders forming the support surface. In an example, first and second bladders of...
8959685 Cushion cell and cushion body using the same  
The objective of the present invention is to provide: a cushion cell with a new structure which is designed to disperse stresses when the cushion cell is in an inflated state such that excellent...
8950768 Air cellular cushion  
An air cellular cushion according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: a plurality of air cells; a sensor configured to detect an air cell collapsing to a bottom; a parameter...
8943627 Cushioning device and method of cushioning a body  
Disclosed herein is a cushioning device that includes a plurality of fluid cells each containing a reforming element and a fluid for supporting a load. The cushioning device further includes a...
8914928 Angle detection and control  
An alternating pressure pad (1) comprises inflatable cells (9,10) supplied with air by supply lines (7, 8) from a compressor (2) via supply line (3). A pressure controller controls the output of...
8910334 Patient support  
A patient support includes a layer of fluid pressurized bladders, the bladders each having a chamber and an upwardly facing surface for facing and supporting a patient, and a cover over the layer...
8893324 Low pressure fluidized horizontal and vertical movement device  
Transfer pads for horizontal and/or vertical translocation are provided. The transfer pads include the fewest possible number of components required to provide a plenum chamber, the operative...
8893339 System and method for adjusting settings of a bed with a remote control  
A method may include presenting a user interface on a display of a remote control to label a first air chamber of a plurality of air chambers; receiving a label from a user for the first air...
8893338 Inflatable cellular mattress with alternating zones of inflated cells  
A cushion or mattress comprising a base and a plurality of linearly aligned individual air cells across the base. Groups of individual air cells can be interconnected and in fluid cooperation with...
8887326 Patient transfer kit  
A patient transfer kit including an inflatable mattress, alternatively with a rigid top board with a patient restraint system on which a patient can be placed, when patient immobilization is...
8887732 Method and devices for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers  
Method and devices for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers are described in which a portable support assembly may be worn by a bed-stricken individual around particular regions of the...
8875331 Adaptive cushion method and apparatus for minimizing force concentrations on a human body  
An adaptive cushion for reducing pressure on body parts of a person positioned on a chair or bed includes an overlay cushion having a plurality of individual air bladder cells, each having thereon...
8863338 Therapeutic support device allowing capillary blood flow  
A therapeutic device that reduces localized subcutaneous pressure while allowing capillary flow in a medical setting is disclosed. The therapeutic device comprises one or more rows of first...
8856992 Patient/invalid handling support  
A patient support for a patient includes a mattress with at least one air operated component and a cushioning layer forming a patient support surface. The mattress has a recessed portion beneath...
8852131 Support surface system providing simultaneous alternating pressure and low air loss therapies  
A support surface system provides alternating pressure therapy and low air loss therapy simultaneously using a single pump. The system includes a plurality of cells. Each cell has a foam-filled...
8844079 Pressure control for a hospital bed  
A patient support including a pressure adjustable mattress system. The pressure adjustable mattress system includes a support surface and a controller to control the pressure of the support surface.
8839474 Method and apparatus for monitoring and controlling pressure in an inflatable device  
In one aspect, the invention provides a method for a user to adjust a pressure in an inflatable device. The method includes acts of adjusting the pressure in the inflatable device with a control...
8832887 Anti-snore bed having inflatable members  
A bedding product (5) comprises a mattress (10) and padding (20) and an inflatable bladder assembly (30). The bedding product (5) may have a plurality of inflatable members (31, 32) located...
8832884 Patient support with orientation sensitive air bladder control  
This disclosure describes a patient support having an air permeable layer, a plurality of inflatable bladders, a pressure-sensing assembly and a controller. In one embodiment, a combination of...
8832886 System and method for controlling air mattress inflation and deflation  
The described system and method allows for the control of inflation and deflation of air mattresses such that fast and accurate deflate times and satisfaction of consumer expectations may be...
8832883 Patient support systems  
Patient support systems are generally disclosed. An example patient support system may include a base; first and second longitudinally oriented sidewalls extending upward from lateral side...
8832885 Patient/invalid handling support  
A patient support for supporting a patient includes an inflatable mattress having at least one bladder forming at least part of a patient support surface, a pneumatic system for inflating the...
8826479 Apparatuses and methods providing variable support and variable comfort control of a sleep system and automatic adjustment thereof  
An apparatus and method providing variable support and variable comfort control of a sleep system, the apparatus including a sleep support member including: a comfort layer including: a plurality...
8826478 Inflatable device forming mattresses and cushions  
The invention relates to an inflatable device comprising an electromechanical device and a self-sealing valve, and in particular, to any inflatable device that includes the assembly. In some...
8827931 Hospital bed control apparatus  
The present invention provides a hospital bed including a force sensor or scale apparatus configured to detect the weight of a patient.
8813285 Apparatuses and methods providing variable support and variable comfort control of a sleep system and automatic adjustment thereof  
An apparatus and method providing variable support and variable comfort control of a sleep system, the apparatus including a sleep support member including: a comfort layer including: a plurality...
8813284 Inflatable component for an alternating pressure mattress  
An inflatable component (4) for an alternating pressure mattress (1). The inflatable component has at least two inflatable cells (15). Each cell (15) has at least two opposite edges (23, 24) and...
8801635 Adjustable pneumatic supporting surface  
An apparatus and method are adapted for characterizing human tissue type. A plurality of inflatable bladders enable the application of kinetic energy to the human tissue. Collected data responsive...
8801392 Controlling mechanism for activation of an air pump to be implemented in an inflatable object  
A controlling mechanism for an inflatable object has a valve controlling assembly for opening/closing operation of the valve, a pressure controlling assembly for sensing pressure difference to...
8789224 Therapeutic mattress assembly  
A therapeutic mattress assembly comprising a mattress having a substrate assembly that includes a plurality of cylinders positioned side by side over the length of the mattress. Each cylinder is...
8776798 Method and devices for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers  
Method and devices for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers are described in which a portable support assembly may be worn by a bed-stricken individual around particular regions of the...
8769747 System and method for improved pressure adjustment  
A method for adjusting pressure within an air bed comprises providing an air bed that includes an air chamber and a pump having a pump housing, selecting a desired pressure setpoint for the air...
8757165 Patient-orienting alternating pressure support apparatus with lower extremity wedge  
Described herein are systems and apparatuses for enhanced comfort through contact pressure reduction. In particular, the systems and apparatuses disclosed herein prevent or otherwise mitigate...
8756732 Method and apparatus for relieving shear induced by an occupant support  
A method for operating an occupant support, at least part of which is orientation adjustable relative to other parts of the occupant support, is disclosed. The method comprises providing, in...
8756737 Air tool with modularized air pad  
An air tool with a modularized air pad includes several air pad units, each of which has one pad body whose top surface is formed with an accommodating recess and whose one side has an air...
8745788 System and method for controlling an air mattress  
A patient support (10, 14) includes a source of pressurized air (64), a bladder (30), a valve (66) in fluid communication with the source of pressurized air (64) and to the bladder (30), a...
8745797 Mattress  
The objective of the present invention is to provide a mattress including a plurality of cells provided on a body pressure working surface of a substrate that supports a human body, and a pressure...
8745796 Sensing device for air cushion bed  
A sensing device is configured for placing in an air cushion bed below air bladders thereof to detect an exact state of the bed in use, and includes a first and a second sheet connected together...
8739338 Inflatable cushion valve and attachment apparatus  
An attachment apparatus (20) for attachment to the air conduits (6,8,10,12) of a zoned air cell cushion A or mattress to an associated valve. The attachment apparatus comprises a connector...
8734135 Electric air pump with a hinged connection between the casing and outer bracket  
An electric air pump has a pumping assembly, an outer bracket and an inlet plate. The pumping assembly has a casing. The outer bracket is connected pivotally to the pumping assembly and has a...
8726908 Enhanced patient-orienting alternating pressure support apparatus  
Described herein are systems and apparatuses for enhanced comfort through contact pressure reduction. In particular, the systems and apparatuses disclosed herein prevent or otherwise mitigate...
8719984 Segmented air foam mattress  
An air foam mattress system includes a foam top component, and a foundation component including a plurality of segmented, individually wrapped, inflatable air cells allowing for a plurality of...
8707488 Multiple configuration air mattress pump system  
A multiple configuration air mattress pump system is disclosed. The pump system includes a number of standard components with a few inexpensive varied components to allow for easy and less...
8712591 Constant low-flow air source control system and method  
A constant low-flow air source control system and method is used to operate a pump to inflate an inflatable support structure used to support a person.
8696322 Pump with automatic deactivation mechanism  
An automatic deactivation mechanism is configured for an air bladder pump having a casing and a motor located therein to pump air into an air bladder from the atmosphere and through an air valve...
8684030 Inflatable device with fluid controller and self-sealing valve  
A self-sealing valve comprises a valve housing having a fluid conduit, a valve seat, and a retaining member, the valve housing being configured to pass fluid through the fluid conduit, and a...