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1. (WO2001003633) HAND CHECK TUNNELLED MATTRESS COVER
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Pub. No.: WO/2001/003633 International Application No.: PCT/US2000/040375
Publication Date: 18.01.2001 International Filing Date: 13.07.2000
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 06.02.2001
IPC:
A61G 7/057 (2006.01)
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:
EHOB, INC. [US/US]; 250 N. Belmont Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46222, US
Inventors:
SPAHN, James, G.; US
ELLIS, Robert, K.; US
LAUGHLIN, David; US
Agent:
BROWNING, Clifford, W. ; Woodard, Emhardt, Naughton, Moriarty & McNett Bank One Center/Tower Suite 3700 111 Monument Circle Indianapolis, IN 46204, US
Priority Data:
60/143,42113.07.1999US
Title (EN) HAND CHECK TUNNELLED MATTRESS COVER
(FR) HOUSSE DE MATELAS POURVUE D'UN TUNNEL D'INTERVENTION MANUELLE
Abstract:
(EN) The present invention is a mattress cover (10) for use with air inflated mattresses that includes an integral hand check tunnel (12) formed as part of the cover (10). The cover (10) includes a top, a bottom, and sides extending between the top and bottom. Openings (14, 16) are formed along the longitudinal sides of the cover and permit access to an enclosed tunnel (12) that extends between the sides of the mattress cover. Flaps (26, 28) are attached to the sides of the mattress cover over the openings (14, 16) along with devices for selectively opening and closing the openings (14, 16). A caregiver can verify proper inflation of an air mattress placed within the cover (12) by opening the flaps (26, 28) and extending a hand into the tunnel (12). The cover can be used with a single air inflated air mattress (38) with the tunnel overlying the mattress (38), in a dual configuration where one air mattress (38) is placed over the other (40) with the tunnel (12) being placed between the mattresses, or with an air mattress (38) placed upon a foam base (42) with the tunnel (12) being placed between the mattress and foam base.
(FR) La présente invention concerne une housse de matelas (10) destinée à des matelas gonflés à l'air qui comportent un tunnel intégré d'intervention manuelle (12) faisant partie intégrante de la housse (10). La housse (10) est constituée d'un dessus, d'un fond et de flancs reliant le dessus au fond. Les flancs latéraux de la housse comportent des ouvertures donnant accès à un tunnel intérieur (12) allant d'un flanc à l'autre de la housse de matelas. Des rabats (26, 28) fixés aux flancs de la housse et fermant les ouvertures (14, 16) sont complétés de dispositifs permettant d'ouvrir et de fermer sélectivement les ouvertures (14, 16). Pour vérifier le bon gonflage du matelas placé dans la housse (12) il suffit au personnel soignant d'ouvrir les rabats (26, 28) et de passer la main dans le tunnel (12). Lorsqu'on n'utilise qu'un seul matelas gonflable (38) dans la housse, le tunnel se place sur le dessus du matelas (38). Mais lorsqu'on utilise deux matelas gonflables l'un (38) sur l'autre (40), le tunnel (42) est disposé entre les deux matelas. De la même façon, lorsqu'on utilise un matelas gonflable (38) sur un sous-matelas en mousse (42), le tunnel se présente entre le matelas et le sous-matelas en mousse.
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Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EE, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, TJ, TM, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, UZ, VN, YU, ZA, ZW
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (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, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)