Patient support surface with physiological sensors

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7515059
APP PUB NO 20080060138A1
SERIAL NO

11942032

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A patient support surface comprises a cover defining an interior region, a modifiable support layer situated in the interior region and having at least one air bladder, and a sensor layer situated in the interior region and having at least one sensor configured to detect a physiological parameter of a patient atop the patient support surface.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Hill-Rom Services, Inc.BATESVILLE, IN, US775

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bries, Nick Charleston, US 4 279
Caldwell, Karl N Summerville, US 3 94
Mensching, Kerry J Mount Pleasant, US 14 556
Price, James H Mount Pleasant, US 19 1372
Repik, Marla D Charleston, US 1 49
Stolpmann, James R Bakersville, US 61 3253
Taylor, Geoffrey L Winnipeg, CA 24 800
Thomas, James Milton Cherry Mount Pleasant, US 9 572

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HILL-ROM INDUSTRIES SA (4)
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STRYKER CORPORATION (4)
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Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (40)
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8844078 Control of hospital bed chair egress configuration based on patient physiology 2 2013
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9259098 Inflatable patient positioning unit 0 2013
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9775758 Person support apparatus having physiological sensor 0 2016
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