06439264 is referenced by 25 patents and cites 4 patents.

A valve assembly for a patient support having a mattress including a bladder comprises an interior housing formed to include a supply chamber, an exhaust chamber, a plenum, and an exterior housing surrounding the interior housing. A supply valve and an exhaust valve are located in the interior housing and connect the supply chamber and the exhaust chamber, respectively, to the plenum. A supply solenoid and an exhaust solenoid are coupled to the interior housing and covered by the exterior housing. The supply solenoid and the exhaust solenoid are coupled to the supply and exhaust valves respectively.

Title
Valve assembly
Application Number
9/978933
Publication Number
6439264 (B1)
Application Date
October 16, 2001
Publication Date
August 27, 2002
Inventor
Stephen R Schulte
Harrison
OH, US
W Layne Carruth
Cordova
TN, US
Steven D DeRidder
Bartlett
TN, US
Scott McCormick
Cincinnati
OH, US
Kenith W Chambers
Charleston
SC, US
Craig D Ellis
Charleston
SC, US
Agent
Bose McKinney & Evans
US
Assignee
Hill Rom Services
DE, US
IPC
A47C 27/10
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