06212714 is referenced by 73 patents and cites 82 patents.

A bed having a foot prop on an adjustable length deck foot section and a mattress with a length and thickness adjustable foot section and a thickness adjustable heel section. The adjustability of the deck and the mattress allows sizing of the bed to the occupant as well as heel management. The foot prop is also adjustable.

Title
Hospital bed and mattress having a retracting foot section
Application Number
9/120125
Publication Number
6212714 (B1)
Application Date
July 22, 1998
Publication Date
April 10, 2001
Inventor
Denis R Zwink
Batesville
IN, US
Paul M McDaniel III
Burlington
KY, US
James M C Thomas
Mt. Pleasant
SC, US
David J Ulrich
Sunman
IN, US
Gregory W Branson
Batesville
IN, US
Eric R Meyer
Greensburg
IN, US
Peter M Wukusick
Batesville
IN, US
Kenneth L Kramer
St. Paul
IN, US
E David Allen
Okeana
OH, US
Agent
Barnes & Thornburg
US
Assignee
Hill Rom
IN, US
IPC
A61G 7/00
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