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1. (WO1998048673) MATTRESS ARTICULATION STRUCTURE
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Pub. No.: WO/1998/048673 International Application No.: PCT/US1998/008058
Publication Date: 05.11.1998 International Filing Date: 15.04.1998
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 19.11.1998
IPC:
A47C 20/04 (2006.01) ,A47C 27/10 (2006.01) ,A61G 7/015 (2006.01) ,A61G 7/057 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
47
FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
C
CHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
20
Head-, foot- or like rests for beds, sofas or the like
04
with adjustable inclination
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
47
FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
C
CHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
27
Spring, stuffed or fluid mattresses specially adapted for chairs, beds or sofas
08
Fluid mattresses
10
with two or more independently-fillable chambers
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
G
TRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
7
Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons
002
having adjustable mattress frame
015
divided into different adjustable sections, e.g. for Gatch position
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
G
TRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
7
Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons
05
Parts, details or accessories of beds
057
Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor
Applicants:
HILL-ROM, INC. [US/US]; 1069 State Route 46 East Batesville, IN 47006-9167, US
Inventors:
SOLTANI, Sohrab; US
ASHCRAFT, David, N.; US
PEREZ, Timothy, W.; US
ROMANO, James, J.; US
KERRIGAN, Elizabeth, D.; US
Agent:
NIEDNAGEL, Timothy, E.; Barnes & Thornburg 11 South Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46204, US
Priority Data:
08/841,12529.04.1997US
Title (EN) MATTRESS ARTICULATION STRUCTURE
(FR) STRUCTURE D'ARTICULATION DE MATELAS
Abstract:
(EN) A mattress structure (10) is provided for converting a platform such as a box spring (24) on a bed (11) to an articulatable platform for the bed (11). The mattress structure includes a mattress (12), a base platform (26) that is formed to rest on the box spring (24), first and second top plates (30, 32) hinged on the base platform (26), a head-end bladder (64, 66) fastened between the first top plate (30) and the base platform (26), and a foot-end bladder (68, 70) fastened between the second top plate (32) and the base platform (26). The mattress structure (10) further includes a fastener mechanism (218) that both holds the mattress (12) on the top plates (30, 32) and limits side-to-side movement of the mattress (12) on the top plates (30, 32). In addition, an attachment mechanism (77, 78) holds the base platform (26) on the box spring (24).
(FR) L'invention concerne une structure de matelas (10) permettant de transformer une plate-forme telle qu'un sommier à ressorts (24) d'un lit (11), en plate-forme articulée pour ledit lit (11). Ladite structure de matelas comprend un matelas (12), une plate-forme de base (26) conçue pour reposer sur le sommier à ressorts (24), des première et deuxième plaques supérieures (30, 32) articulées sur la plate-forme de base (26), une vessie de tête (64, 66) fixée entre la première plaque supérieure (30) et la plate-forme de base (26), et une vessie (68, 70) de pied de lit, fixée entre la deuxième plaque supérieure (32) et la plate-forme de base (26). La structure de matelas (10) présente également un mécanisme de fixation (218) qui maintient le matelas (129 sur les plaques supérieures (30, 32) et limite simultanément le mouvement de roulis du matelas (12) sur les plaques supérieures (30, 32). De plus, un mécanisme de fixation (77, 78) maintient la plate-forme de base (26) sur le sommier à ressorts (24).
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
MXPA/a/1999/009961EP1014833JP2002510994 CA2287992AU1998071456