04944060 is referenced by 103 patents and cites 16 patents.

A mattress assembly for the treatment and prevention of decubitus ulcers and for the treatment of other conditions of the skin and/or underlying tissue. The assembly includes a base support, mattress core disposed on the support and defining a plurality of discrete, air permeable, hydrophobic air cells, and a pair of lateral bolsters disposed adjacent the sides of the mattress core. A top sheet formed of an air and liquid permeable, highly elastic, low friction water wicking material is disposed over the core and bolsters to provide a planar support surface which readily conforms to the irregularities in the topography of the body of a person resting thereon without wrinkling so as to minimize the shear forces acting on the skin and draw moisture away from the skin. A pump or other suitable means is provided for directing air flow through a plurality of controllable valves to and through the cells of the mattress core and top sheet to inflate the cells for supporting a person thereon and maintaining the skin in a properly hydrated condition. A control assembly regulates the air pressure within individual or groups of cells to maintain the contact pressure of the mattress assembly against the skin of a person thereon at a desired level and to facilitate physician and nursing care.

Mattress assembly for the prevention and treatment of decubitus ulcers
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
March 3, 1989
Publication Date
July 31, 1990
Jack Gorby
525 N. Bellagio Ter., Los Angeles, 90049
Saadia M Schorr
3390 Vista Haven Rd., Sherman Oaks, 91403
Michael N Gold
6222 Mammoth Ave., Van Nuys, 91401
John R Peery
2170 Princeton St., Palo Alto, 94306
Lyon & Lyon
A47C 27/10
A47C 7/057
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