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, US742

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Biondo, John P Aurora, IN 86 716
Branson, Gregory W Batesville, IN 124 2182
Metz, Darrell L Batesville, IN 73 481
Taber, Tanya Lawrenceburg, IN 13 194

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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 64 1980
4,453,732 Patient transport and care vehicle 72 1981
D276112 Hospital bed protective device 31 1982
4,491,993 Mechanism for maintaining the shape of a floatation sleep system 13 1982
4,484,367 Nurse call apparatus 62 1983
4,676,687 Universal bedside rail clamp 60 1984
4,607,402 Retainer sheet 70 1985
4,672,698 Bed rail cushion system 58 1986
4,670,923 Transparent crib bumper pads 92 1986
4,704,750 Assembleable, free-standing, bed suspension apparatus 33 1986
4,800,600 Decorative crib bumper 58 1986
4,839,933 Patient transfer and conveying vehicle 59 1987
4,710,992 Waterbed rail cap 54 1987
4,862,530 Convertible bed 54 1987
4,783,864 Producing subconscious integumental reflex action to keep children away from guard rail while sleeping on bunk bed 39 1987
4,767,419 Protective pad for crib rail 52 1987
4,847,929 Bed with adjustable positions 123 1987
4,827,545 Removable protective covering assembly for a bed restraining side rail 55 1988
4,872,228 Bed guard 56 1988
4,873,734 Bumper sheet 82 1988
4,944,055 Bed which is convertible into easy chair 60 1989
4,974,905 Chair bed 70 1989
4,998,310 Breakdown air mattress assembly 47 1990
5,010,611 Fitted safety crib sheet with integral bumper liner 69 1990
5,040,253 Variable bed having multiple functions 53 1990
5,044,025 Safety device for beds with side rails 79 1991
5,365,623 Telephone holder for bed side rail 26 1993
5,418,988 Rotary bed with inwardly pivotable handrails 36 1994
5,481,772 Bed rail apparatus 65 1994
5,421,046 Bed bumper pad 56 1994
5,455,973 Cushion cover with adjustable peripheral sideguard 52 1994
5,575,025 Gurney with protective cover 30 1994
5,524,306 Bed restraint 30 1995
5,678,267 Medical examination table handle system 69 1995
5,557,817 Protective cover for hospital bed rails 45 1995
5,642,545 Fitted crib pads adapted to cover horizontal and vertical rails 42 1996
5,749,112 Invalid bed guard sheet 38 1996
5,771,506 Protection apparatus 35 1996
5,671,490 Collapsible bed rail structure 55 1996
5,910,080 Therapeutic bedding pad 13 1997
5,926,873 Crib railing guard 49 1997
5,956,787 Anti-decubitus pneumatic mattress 29 1997
5,864,900 Patient-protective side panel for beds 41 1998
6,038,721 Split rail bed guard system 40 1998
6,081,950 Therapeutic bedding pad 13 1999
6,085,372 Anti-decubitus pneumatic mattress 44 1999
6,374,440 Back support 26 2000
6,401,281 Bed rail pads 29 2000
6,347,422 Bed pads 34 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 64 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)
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ROACHE, WILLIAM E. (1)
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AM FAB, INC. (1)
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WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
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SSI MEDICAL SERVICES, INC. (4)
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4,768,249 Patient support structure 107 1986
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SERTA, INC. (1)
5,704,085 Edge support for a mattress 18 1996
 
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO, THE (1)
5,781,945 Portable foldable bed rail 74 1996
 
PRODUCT STATEGIES, INC. (1)
5,485,699 Hospital bed guard 52 1994
 
FIRST YEARS INC., THE (1)
5,761,756 Portable bed rail 49 1996
 
Amedco Health Care, Inc. (1)
4,612,679 Bed side guard assembly 128 1984
 
Le Couviour Mobilier specialise sante (1)
5,832,549 Bed side part 43 1996
 
U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATION (1)
4,312,500 Patient support 60 1980
 
VIRCO MGH. CORPORATION (1)
4,710,049 Safety hinge 55 1987
 
J. G. FURNITURE GROUP, INC. (1)
4,439,880 Geriatric bed construction with sideguards 69 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 90 1985
 
KANZLER, GRAHAM LESLIE BERNHARD (1)
4,941,221 Body supporting apparatus 91 1989
 
SHAWMUT BANK, N.A. (1)
5,537,699 Mattress border assembly and method of making same 49 1995
 
HILL-ROM, INC. (1)
5,083,332 Hospital bed with collapsible side edges and laterally-movable side guards 93 1990
 
ELIZABETH STOVALL (1)
5,410,765 Crib bumper pad 61 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 20 2005
2006/0109,185 Portable radio communication apparatus provided with a part of a housing operating as an antenna 20 2005
 
American Life Support Technology (1)
5,279,010 Patient care system 238 1992
 
SELECT COMFORT CORPORATION (1)
5,642,546 Inflatable mattress with improved border support wall 24 1995
 
PEDIGO PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
4,653,129 Side rail assembly for a wheeled stretcher 101 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 52 1991
5,689,839 Split side guards 80 1996
5,745,939 Leg rest 31 1996
6,721,975 Overlapping siderail assembly for bed 28 2003
 
COSCO MANAGEMENT, INC. (1)
5,577,277 Collapsable bed side rail 59 1995
 
Safe Surroundings, Inc. (1)
5,542,135 Self-retaining bumper pad 35 1995
 
CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS, INCORPORATED (1)
4,654,903 Bedsore prevention device in an invalid bed arrangement 73 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 63 1993
 
MOLNLYCKE AB (1)
4,675,926 Chair and/or bed arrangement 64 1985
 
BODINE, OLIVER H., JR. (1)
5,216,768 Bed system 69 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 86 1988
 
OMNI MANUFACTURING, INC., A CORP. OF GA (1)
4,747,171 Hospital bed rail assembly 75 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 48 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 65 1983
 
UBS AG, STAMFORD BRANCH (1)
5,557,813 Knock down mattress system 19 1995
 
CARROLL HEALTHCARE L.P. (1)
6,058,531 Dual-position assist and guard rail for beds 64 1997
 
Good Turn, Inc. (1)
5,230,113 Multiple position adjustable day night patient bed chair 121 1992
 
SEALY TECHNOLOGY LLC (1)
5,787,532 Internal mattress wall structures interlockingly engageable with mattress innerspring assemblies 48 1996
 
SPAN-AMERICA MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
5,699,570 Pressure relief valve vent line mattress system and method 78 1996
6,223,369 Patient support surfaces 74 1998
6,256,822 Patient support system with side bolster features 29 2000
 
Burke, Inc. (1)
4,409,695 Adjustable bed for morbidly obese patients 103 1981
 
St. Luke Foundation (1)
5,987,666 Gap-filling pad disposable between a mattress and a bed rail 27 1999
 
HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. (29)
4,751,754 Dual hydraulic hospital bed with emergency bypass circuit 142 1987
4,862,529 Hospital bed convertible to chair 131 1988
4,894,876 Multipurpose maternity care bed 133 1988
4,985,946 Hospital bed adapted for use with a C-arm 88 1989
5,077,843 Hospital bed and assemblies of hospital care apparatus 137 1990
5,060,327 Labor grips for birthing bed 106 1990
5,129,117 Birth assist protection guard 126 1990
D336577 Sideguard for a birthing bed 65 1990
5,097,550 Cover for hospital bed rails 71 1991
5,179,744 Hospital bed with inflatable and collapsible side edges and laterally-movable side guards 98 1991
5,175,897 Cover for hospital bed rails 71 1992
5,191,663 Hospital bed sideguard pads 82 1992
5,479,666 Foot egress chair bed 126 1994
5,454,126 Foot egress chair bed 148 1994
5,577,279 Hospital bed 115 1994
5,715,548 Chair bed 221 1995
5,732,423 Bed side rails 111 1995
5,802,646 Mattress structure having a foam mattress core 49 1996
5,794,288 Pressure control assembly for an air mattress 77 1996
5,802,636 Integrated siderail and accessory rail for a bed 86 1996
5,878,452 Long term care bed controls 92 1996
6,089,593 Ambulatory care chair 91 1997
5,745,937 Support surfaces for a bed 79 1997
6,401,277 Siderail extender 33 2000
6,363,552 Bed siderail 43 2000
6,427,264 Gap filler for bed 46 2000
6,615,426 Siderail pad for hospital bed 21 2000
6,397,416 Ambulatory assist arm for a bed 44 2001
6,430,766 Modular mattress apparatus 34 2001
* Cited By Examiner

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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 3 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 0 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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11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Mar 19, 2018
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