05794288 is referenced by 72 patents and cites 55 patents.

An apparatus for controlling the pressure of fluid within a chamber upon which a person rests includes a manifold having a wall defining an interior region in fluid communication with a source of pressurized fluid and an air sack defining the chamber. The air sack includes a wall defining an interior region of the air sack. The wall is formed to include an air loss opening in fluid communication with the interior region of the air sack. The apparatus also includes a flow control assembly having a conduit in fluid communication with the interior region of the air sack and with the interior region of the manifold. The flow control assembly also includes a check valve mounted in the conduit to prevent the flow of pressurized fluid through the conduit from the interior region of the air sack to the interior region of the manifold.

Title
Pressure control assembly for an air mattress
Application Number
8/663994
Publication Number
5794288
Application Date
June 14, 1996
Publication Date
August 18, 1998
Inventor
Timothy W Perez
James Island
SC, US
James J Romano
James Island
SC, US
Sohrab Soltani
Charleston
SC, US
Agent
Barnes & Thornburg
Assignee
Hill Rom
IN, US
IPC
A61G 7/057
A47C 27/10
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