US Patent No: 7,107,636

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Gap filler for bed

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20040172753

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Abstract

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In accordance with the present disclosure, a gap filler is provided for a bed that includes first and second barriers. The gap filler is configured to substantially fill a gap defined between the first and second barriers.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.BATESVILLE, IN, US731

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Biondo, John P Aurora, IN 56 701
Branson, Gregory W Batesville, IN 86 2089
Metz, Darrell L Batesville, IN 43 471
Taber, Tanya Lawrenceburg, IN 10 191

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (51)
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4,370,765 Envelope for a bed having side rails 67 1980
4,453,732 Patient transport and care vehicle 74 1981
D276112 Hospital bed protective device 33 1982
4,491,993 Mechanism for maintaining the shape of a floatation sleep system 13 1982
4,484,367 Nurse call apparatus 63 1983
4,676,687 Universal bedside rail clamp 62 1984
4,607,402 Retainer sheet 74 1985
4,672,698 Bed rail cushion system 60 1986
4,670,923 Transparent crib bumper pads 95 1986
4,704,750 Assembleable, free-standing, bed suspension apparatus 35 1986
4,800,600 Decorative crib bumper 60 1986
4,839,933 Patient transfer and conveying vehicle 61 1987
4,710,992 Waterbed rail cap 57 1987
4,862,530 Convertible bed 57 1987
4,783,864 Producing subconscious integumental reflex action to keep children away from guard rail while sleeping on bunk bed 41 1987
4,767,419 Protective pad for crib rail 56 1987
4,847,929 Bed with adjustable positions 128 1987
4,827,545 Removable protective covering assembly for a bed restraining side rail 57 1988
4,872,228 Bed guard 60 1988
4,873,734 Bumper sheet 87 1988
4,944,055 Bed which is convertible into easy chair 62 1989
4,974,905 Chair bed 72 1989
4,998,310 Breakdown air mattress assembly 48 1990
5,010,611 Fitted safety crib sheet with integral bumper liner 71 1990
5,040,253 Variable bed having multiple functions 56 1990
5,044,025 Safety device for beds with side rails 81 1991
5,365,623 Telephone holder for bed side rail 28 1993
5,418,988 Rotary bed with inwardly pivotable handrails 37 1994
5,481,772 Bed rail apparatus 67 1994
5,421,046 Bed bumper pad 60 1994
5,455,973 Cushion cover with adjustable peripheral sideguard 54 1994
5,575,025 Gurney with protective cover 31 1994
5,524,306 Bed restraint 32 1995
5,678,267 Medical examination table handle system 71 1995
5,557,817 Protective cover for hospital bed rails 48 1995
5,642,545 Fitted crib pads adapted to cover horizontal and vertical rails 46 1996
5,749,112 Invalid bed guard sheet 41 1996
5,771,506 Protection apparatus 37 1996
5,671,490 Collapsible bed rail structure 57 1996
5,910,080 Therapeutic bedding pad 13 1997
5,926,873 Crib railing guard 52 1997
5,956,787 Anti-decubitus pneumatic mattress 30 1997
5,864,900 Patient-protective side panel for beds 43 1998
6,038,721 Split rail bed guard system 42 1998
6,081,950 Therapeutic bedding pad 14 1999
6,085,372 Anti-decubitus pneumatic mattress 47 1999
6,374,440 Back support 27 2000
6,401,281 Bed rail pads 32 2000
6,347,422 Bed pads 36 2001
6,629,326 See through side shield 7 2002
 
Chattam & Wells Mattress Company (1)
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L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY (1)
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COMFORT CLOUD, INC. (1)
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PRODUCT STRATEGIES, INC. (2)
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5,381,571 Pivotable and lockable hospital bed guard 66 1993
 
HUNTLEIGH TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (3)
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5,960,497 Pressure relieving pad with graduated pillars 48 1997
6,668,399 Bolster system for a patient support surface 16 2002
 
LATEX FOAM PRODUCTS (1)
5,701,623 Composite mattress and mattress topper having a latex foam core 66 1996
 
ROACHE, WILLIAM E. (1)
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AmFab, Incorporated, Division of Bissell, Inc. (1)
4,993,089 Bed rail mechanism 65 1990
 
WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,193,633 Motorized transfer and transport system for the disabled 100 1991
 
SSI MEDICAL SERVICES, INC. (4)
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4,768,249 Patient support structure 112 1986
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5,083,334 Side guard for patient support 76 1990
 
SERTA, INC. (1)
5,704,085 Edge support for a mattress 18 1996
 
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO, THE (AS AGENT) (1)
5,781,945 Portable foldable bed rail 76 1996
 
PRODUCT STATEGIES, INC. (1)
5,485,699 Hospital bed guard 55 1994
 
FIRST YEARS INC., THE (1)
5,761,756 Portable bed rail 52 1996
 
Amedco Health Care, Inc. (1)
4,612,679 Bed side guard assembly 131 1984
 
Le Couviour Mobilier specialise sante (1)
5,832,549 Bed side part 45 1996
 
U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATION (1)
4,312,500 Patient support 62 1980
 
VIRCO MGH. CORPORATION (1)
4,710,049 Safety hinge 58 1987
 
J. G. FURNITURE GROUP, INC. (1)
4,439,880 Geriatric bed construction with sideguards 71 1980
 
American National Watermattress Corporation (2)
4,757,564 Mattress having cover with memory fabric 30 1986
4,799,277 Hybrid watermattress having concave softsides 10 1988
 
HANS OETIKER A.G., MASCHINEN- UND APPARATEFABRIK, OBERDORFSTRASSE 21, CH-8812 HORGEN, SWITZERLAND (1)
4,685,159 Hospital bed 92 1985
 
KANZLER, GRAHAM LESLIE BERNHARD (1)
4,941,221 Body supporting apparatus 92 1989
 
SHAWMUT BANK, N.A. (1)
5,537,699 Mattress border assembly and method of making same 50 1995
 
HILL-ROM, INC. (1)
5,083,332 Hospital bed with collapsible side edges and laterally-movable side guards 97 1990
 
ELIZABETH STOVALL (1)
5,410,765 Crib bumper pad 64 1993
 
PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (2)
2006/0109,185 Portable radio communication apparatus provided with a part of a housing operating as an antenna 28 2005
2006/0109,185 Portable radio communication apparatus provided with a part of a housing operating as an antenna 28 2005
 
American Life Support Technology (1)
5,279,010 Patient care system 243 1992
 
Select Comfort Corporation (1)
5,642,546 Inflatable mattress with improved border support wall 25 1995
 
PEDIGO PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
4,653,129 Side rail assembly for a wheeled stretcher 106 1986
 
Mangar International Limited (1)
5,408,710 Lifting apparatus 15 1993
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (4)
5,197,156 Transfer board support lever and support post 53 1991
5,689,839 Split side guards 83 1996
5,745,939 Leg rest 35 1996
6,721,975 Overlapping siderail assembly for bed 29 2003
 
COSCO MANAGEMENT, INC. (1)
5,577,277 Collapsable bed side rail 61 1995
 
Safe Surroundings, Inc. (1)
5,542,135 Self-retaining bumper pad 37 1995
 
CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS, INCORPORATED (1)
4,654,903 Bedsore prevention device in an invalid bed arrangement 77 1985
 
MP FOAM DIP LLC (1)
5,111,542 Anatomically conformable foam support pad 53 1991
 
ACME CHROME FURNITURE LTD. (1)
5,384,927 Security rail attachment for a bed 64 1993
 
MOLNLYCKE AB (1)
4,675,926 Chair and/or bed arrangement 66 1985
 
BODINE, OLIVER H., JR. (1)
5,216,768 Bed system 71 1990
 
FIRST BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
4,991,244 Border for air bed 65 1990
 
JACKSON NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (1)
4,858,260 Patient transport apparatus including Trendelenburg mechanism and guard rail 89 1988
 
OMNI MANUFACTURING, INC., A CORP. OF GA (1)
4,747,171 Hospital bed rail assembly 77 1986
 
SPRING AIR INTERNATIONAL LLC (1)
6,249,924 Anti-roll off mattress construction 19 1997
 
Connecticut Artcraft Corp. (1)
5,450,641 Inflatable bed rail guard 50 1994
 
DeMar Technologies, Inc. (1)
5,530,974 Patient repositioning and position maintenance device 52 1994
 
SOCIETE MEDI 2000 S.A.RL., Z.I. (1)
4,557,471 Medical bed 68 1983
 
UBS AG, STAMFORD BRANCH (1)
5,557,813 Knock down mattress system 21 1995
 
CARROLL HEALTHCARE L.P. (1)
6,058,531 Dual-position assist and guard rail for beds 66 1997
 
Good Turn, Inc. (1)
5,230,113 Multiple position adjustable day night patient bed chair 130 1992
 
SEALY TECHNOLOGY LLC (1)
5,787,532 Internal mattress wall structures interlockingly engageable with mattress innerspring assemblies 50 1996
 
Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. (3)
5,699,570 Pressure relief valve vent line mattress system and method 80 1996
6,223,369 Patient support surfaces 78 1998
6,256,822 Patient support system with side bolster features 31 2000
 
Burke, Inc. (1)
4,409,695 Adjustable bed for morbidly obese patients 108 1981
 
St. Luke Foundation (1)
5,987,666 Gap-filling pad disposable between a mattress and a bed rail 28 1999
 
HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. (29)
4,751,754 Dual hydraulic hospital bed with emergency bypass circuit 145 1987
4,862,529 Hospital bed convertible to chair 134 1988
4,894,876 Multipurpose maternity care bed 136 1988
4,985,946 Hospital bed adapted for use with a C-arm 91 1989
5,077,843 Hospital bed and assemblies of hospital care apparatus 142 1990
5,060,327 Labor grips for birthing bed 108 1990
5,129,117 Birth assist protection guard 131 1990
D336577 Sideguard for a birthing bed 68 1990
5,097,550 Cover for hospital bed rails 73 1991
5,179,744 Hospital bed with inflatable and collapsible side edges and laterally-movable side guards 101 1991
5,175,897 Cover for hospital bed rails 73 1992
5,191,663 Hospital bed sideguard pads 84 1992
5,479,666 Foot egress chair bed 130 1994
5,454,126 Foot egress chair bed 152 1994
5,577,279 Hospital bed 119 1994
5,715,548 Chair bed 225 1995
5,732,423 Bed side rails 115 1995
5,802,646 Mattress structure having a foam mattress core 49 1996
5,794,288 Pressure control assembly for an air mattress 79 1996
5,802,636 Integrated siderail and accessory rail for a bed 89 1996
5,878,452 Long term care bed controls 95 1996
6,089,593 Ambulatory care chair 97 1997
5,745,937 Support surfaces for a bed 82 1997
6,401,277 Siderail extender 35 2000
6,363,552 Bed siderail 44 2000
6,427,264 Gap filler for bed 48 2000
6,615,426 Siderail pad for hospital bed 21 2000
6,397,416 Ambulatory assist arm for a bed 46 2001
6,430,766 Modular mattress apparatus 35 2001
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. (1)
8,397,327 Bed insert 0 2011
 
PIEDMONT 361, LLC (5)
8,495,774 Hospital chair beds with articulating foot sections 0 2009
8,091,162 Arm rail mechanisms for hospital beds 0 2010
8,327,479 Steering mechanisms for hospital beds 0 2011
8,438,680 Hospital beds with four corner braking 0 2012
8,887,329 Methods of translating hospital chair beds with articulating foot sections 0 2013
 
HUNTLEIGH TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (2)
7,784,124 System and method to occlude patient entrapment zones 0 2007
7,636,969 System and method to occlude patient entrapment zones 0 2007
 
KREG MEDICAL, INC. (1)
8,539,625 Bed gap shield 1 2010
 
HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. (14)
7,934,276 End panel for a patient-support apparatus 5 2007
8,296,884 Siderail gap filler 4 2009
8,239,986 Siderail assembly for a patient-support apparatus 1 2009
* 2012/0073,053 Bed Frame, Mattress and Bed with Enhanced Chair Egress Capability 1 2010
8,677,535 Patient support apparatus with storable egress handles 0 2010
8,453,283 Patient support apparatus with movable siderail assembly 1 2010
8,745,786 Siderail assembly for patient support apparatus 1 2010
8,713,727 Siderail assembly for patient support apparatus 0 2010
* 8,522,379 Hospital bed foot section with caster cutouts 0 2010
* 2012/0117,731 HOSPITAL BED FOOT SECTION WITH CASTER CUTOUTS 0 2010
8,353,071 Removable integrated board and partial foot section 0 2010
8,621,688 Siderail assembly for patient support apparatus 0 2010
8,341,778 Bed gap filler and footboard pad 3 2012
8,732,875 Patient support apparatus with movable siderail assembly 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner

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