05904172 is referenced by 86 patents and cites 11 patents.

An improved valve enclosure assembly for use with an air inflatable mattress includes at least one air bladder, a pump fluidly coupled to the at least one air bladder for providing compressed air thereto, and a processor for providing commands to the improved valve enclosure assembly during an inflate/deflate cycle. The improved valve enclosure assembly is fluidly coupled intermediate the pump and the at least one air bladder for controlling the inflation of the at least one air bladder. An enclosure defines a substantially fluidly sealed air chamber and has at least one air inlet to the air chamber being fluidly coupled to the pump. A pressure monitor is operably coupled to the processor and is in fluid communication with the at least one bladder for continuously monitoring the pressure in the at least one bladder. A method of effecting a desired pressure in a bladder of an air inflatable mattress is also disclosed.

Title
Valve enclosure assembly
Application Number
8/901144
Publication Number
5904172
Application Date
July 28, 1997
Publication Date
May 18, 1999
Inventor
Paul James Mahoney
Stillwater
MN, US
James Edwin Gifft
Maple Grove
MN, US
Agent
Patterson & Keough P A
Assignee
Select Comfort Corporation
MN, US
IPC
A47C
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