Gap filler for bed

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7107636
APP PUB NO 20040172753A1
SERIAL NO

10801184

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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, US767

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Biondo, John P Aurora, IN 56 988
Branson, Gregory W Batesville, IN 90 3061
Metz, Darrell L Batesville, IN 43 770
Taber, Tanya Lawrenceburg, IN 10 243

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (52)
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4676687 Universal bedside rail clamp 67 1984
4607402 Retainer sheet 79 1985
4685159 Hospital bed 94 1985
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4670923 Transparent crib bumper pads 102 1986
4704750 Assembleable, free-standing, bed suspension apparatus 36 1986
4800600 Decorative crib bumper 60 1986
4839933 Patient transfer and conveying vehicle 68 1987
4710992 Waterbed rail cap 58 1987
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4767419 Protective pad for crib rail 63 1987
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4827545 Removable protective covering assembly for a bed restraining side rail 62 1988
4872228 Bed guard 62 1988
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5421046 Bed bumper pad 66 1994
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5749112 Invalid bed guard sheet 43 1996
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6038721 Split rail bed guard system 43 1998
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6374440 Back support 29 2000
6401281 Bed rail pads 34 2000
6347422 Bed pads 46 2001
6629326 See through side shield 7 2002
 
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HUNTLEIGH TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (3)
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VIRCO MGH. CORPORATION (1)
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STRYKER CORPORATION (4)
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Safe Surroundings, Inc. (1)
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CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS INCORPORATED (1)
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MP FOAM DIP LLC (1)
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PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (2)
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MOLNLYCKE AB (1)
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St. Luke Foundation (1)
5987666 Gap-filling pad disposable between a mattress and a bed rail 29 1999
 
Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (29)
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4862529 Hospital bed convertible to chair 153 1988
4894876 Multipurpose maternity care bed 137 1988
4985946 Hospital bed adapted for use with a C-arm 98 1989
5077843 Hospital bed and assemblies of hospital care apparatus 152 1990
5060327 Labor grips for birthing bed 116 1990
5129117 Birth assist protection guard 140 1990
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5097550 Cover for hospital bed rails 74 1991
5179744 Hospital bed with inflatable and collapsible side edges and laterally-movable side guards 115 1991
5175897 Cover for hospital bed rails 74 1992
5191663 Hospital bed sideguard pads 86 1992
5479666 Foot egress chair bed 143 1994
5454126 Foot egress chair bed 164 1994
5577279 Hospital bed 124 1994
5715548 Chair bed 258 1995
5732423 Bed side rails 123 1995
5802646 Mattress structure having a foam mattress core 53 1996
5794288 Pressure control assembly for an air mattress 90 1996
5802636 Integrated siderail and accessory rail for a bed 98 1996
5878452 Long term care bed controls 104 1996
6089593 Ambulatory care chair 103 1997
5745937 Support surfaces for a bed 86 1997
6401277 Siderail extender 37 2000
6363552 Bed siderail 54 2000
6427264 Gap filler for bed 52 2000
6615426 Siderail pad for hospital bed 22 2000
6397416 Ambulatory assist arm for a bed 52 2001
6430766 Modular mattress apparatus 37 2001
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9414689 Floating beds 2 2015
 
SPAN-AMERICA MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
8397327 Bed insert 5 2011
 
Piedmont 361, LLC (5)
8495774 Hospital chair beds with articulating foot sections 2 2009
8091162 Arm rail mechanisms for hospital beds 2 2010
8327479 Steering mechanisms for hospital beds 1 2011
8438680 Hospital beds with four corner braking 1 2012
8887329 Methods of translating hospital chair beds with articulating foot sections 0 2013
 
HUNTLEIGH TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (3)
7784124 System and method to occlude patient entrapment zones 2 2007
7636969 System and method to occlude patient entrapment zones 0 2007
* 2009/0049,609 SYSTEM AND METHOD TO OCCLUDE PATIENT ENTRAPMENT ZONES 2 2007
 
Kreg Medical, Inc. (3)
9320663 Bed gap filler 0 2010
8539625 Bed gap shield 3 2010
* 2011/0232,001 BED GAP FILLER 0 2010
 
Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (17)
7934276 End panel for a patient-support apparatus 8 2007
8296884 Siderail gap filler 11 2009
8239986 Siderail assembly for a patient-support apparatus 1 2009
* 2009/0229,050 SIDERAIL GAP FILLER 25 2009
* 9149403 Bed frame, mattress and bed with enhanced chair egress capability 0 2010
* 2012/0073,053 Bed Frame, Mattress and Bed with Enhanced Chair Egress Capability 3 2010
8677535 Patient support apparatus with storable egress handles 1 2010
8453283 Patient support apparatus with movable siderail assembly 1 2010
8745786 Siderail assembly for patient support apparatus 1 2010
8713727 Siderail assembly for patient support apparatus 0 2010
* 8522379 Hospital bed foot section with caster cutouts 0 2010
* 2012/0117,731 HOSPITAL BED FOOT SECTION WITH CASTER CUTOUTS 1 2010
8353071 Removable integrated board and partial foot section 0 2010
8621688 Siderail assembly for patient support apparatus 1 2010
8341778 Bed gap filler and footboard pad 9 2012
8732875 Patient support apparatus with movable siderail assembly 0 2013
9173797 Siderail assembly for patient support apparatus 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner

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