05577279 is referenced by 106 patents and cites 108 patents.

A hospital bed has a base with casters, a main frame mounted above the base, a patient support platform movably mounted on the main frame including a leg panel, and a toilet module disposed beneath the patient support platform and normally concealed by the leg panel. The platform moves toward a head end of the bed retracting the leg panel from over the toilet module exposing the toilet module for use. The leg panel pivots downwardly after exposing the toilet module, and a head panel pivots upwardly to configure the hospital bed into a chair position. Bolsters are located outboard of each lateral edge of the leg panel and provide side support to a patient moving from the platform to the toilet module and back. A pair of pivoting footboard halves or foot gates are operably mounted to the platform and retract with the platform to between the foot and head end casters. Downward forces applied to the foot gates when utilized as hand rails are applied intermediate the foot and head end casters. A frame is mounted to the bed and a travelling harness is mounted to the frame and is adapted to be secured to a patient to provide security and stability as the patient egresses from the bed and moves onto the toilet module.

Title
Hospital bed
Application Number
524038
Publication Number
5577279
Application Date
July 19, 1994
Publication Date
November 26, 1996
Inventor
John D Vogel
Columbus
IN, US
Ryan A Reeder
Brookville
IN, US
L Dale Foster
Brookville
IN, US
Agent
Barnes & Thornburg
Assignee
Hill Rom Company
IN, US
IPC
A61G 7/00
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