05715548 is referenced by 256 patents and cites 24 patents.

A bed including a frame, an articulating deck on the frame having head, seat, and foot deck sections, and a mattress on the deck. The deck foot section and mattress foot portion have a first length when the foot section is in the up position and a second length shorter than said first length when the foot section is in the down position. A first driver varies the length of the deck foot section, and a second driver moves the foot section relative to said seat section between the generally horizontal up position and the generally vertically downwardly extending down position.

Title
Chair bed
Application Number
186657
Publication Number
5715548
Application Date
August 4, 1995
Publication Date
February 10, 1998
Inventor
John W Ruehl
Shelbyville
IN, US
John D Miller
Brookville
IN, US
Eric R Meyer
Greensburg
IN, US
Jason C Brooke
Greensburg
IN, US
David A Albersmeyer
Batesville
IN, US
David J Ulrich
Sunman
IN, US
Jay T Butterbrodt
Lawrenceburg
IN, US
Daniel F Dlugos Jr
West Chester
OH, US
James M C Thomas
Mt. Pleasant
SC, US
Philip D Palermo
Celina
OH, US
Stephen R Schulte
Harrison
OH, US
Kenneth L Kramer
St. Paul
IN, US
Gregory W Branson
Batesville
IN, US
Peter M Wukusick
Batesville
IN, US
Joseph A Kummer
Cincinnati
OH, US
Matthew W Weismiller
Batesville
IN, US
Agent
Barnes & Thornburg
Assignee
Hill Rom
IN, US
IPC
A61G 7/053
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