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Vernon L Goodwin: Patient support structure. SSI Medical Services, Dority & Manning, May 24, 1988: US04745647 (160 worldwide citation)

An improved patient support structure comprises an articulatable frame, a plurality of elongated inflatable sacks, a low pressure compressed air blower and a plurality of pipes for carrying gas from the blower to the sacks. The sacks rest atop a neoprene membrane which covers a planar upper surface ...


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Patrick R D Paul, James H Price: Patient support apparatus. SSI Medical Services, Dority & Manning, September 22, 1987: US04694520 (110 worldwide citation)

An improved patient support system including a fluid inflatable support for receiving a patient thereon; a fluid supply source in communication with said fluid support, a detector associated with said fluid support means for monitoring the degree of inflation of said support, and control valving, sw ...


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Vernon L Goodwin: Patient support structure. SSI Medical Services, Dority & Manning, September 6, 1988: US04768249 (103 worldwide citation)

An improved patient support structure comprising an articulatable frame, a plurality of elongated inflatable sacks, some of the sacks having one or two comfort slots therein, a low pressure compressed air blower and a plurality of pipes for carrying gas from the blower to the sacks. A multi-outlet, ...


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Barry D Hand, Robert C Novack, Donald E Williamson, James R Stolpmann, Kenith W Chambers: SSI Medical Services, Arnold White & Durkee, March 4, 1997: US05606754 (89 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a vibratory patient support system for providing therapeutic vibrational action or forces to a patient suffering from a respiratory ailment. The vibratory patient support system includes a rigid support frame such as a bed frame, a plurality of inflatable sacs suppor ...


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Frederick W Blanchard: Comfort guard for low air loss patient support systems. SSI Medical Services, Dority & Manning, July 30, 1991: US05035014 (86 worldwide citation)

A patient comfort apparatus is provided to be used with a low air loss patient support system. An elongated cylindrical member defines a resiliently deformable member surrounded by a cover defining a flexible web that is impervious to liquid. The cover defines a slit which provides access to the int ...


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Frederick W Blanchard, Thomas J Moore: Apparatus for transferring a patient between patient support surfaces. SSI Medical Services, Dority & Manning, November 19, 1991: US05065464 (77 worldwide citation)

A patient transfer apparatus includes an air bearing attached beneath an inflatable cushion which has peripheral chambers so that the peripheral portions fill before the central portions. A diverter valve enables the apparatus to tap into the pressurized air supply provided by a fluidized bed. A tri ...


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James M C Thomas, James R Stolpmann, William T Sutton, James J Romano: Modular low air loss patient support system and methods for automatic patient turning and pressure point relief. SSI Medical Services, Dority & Manning, August 21, 1990: US04949414 (76 worldwide citation)

A low air loss patient support system includes a plurality of identical multi-chambered inflatable sacks. A restrictive flow hole connects two adjacent chambers disposed predominately to one side of the centerline of the sack, and each side is separately pressurizable under the control of a micropro ...


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Demetrios A Pahno, James R Stolpmann, James M C Thomas, David N Ashcraft, Michael V Bolden, Roger D Dalton, James J Romano, Kenneth R Smith, Timothy R Trauernicht: Apparatus and method for managing waste from patient care, maintenance, and treatment. SSI Medical Services, Dority & Manning, December 14, 1993: US05269030 (75 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for managing waste from patient care, maintenance, and/or treatment includes an inflatable bladder member disposed to support at least a first portion of the body of the patient. A flexible basin member is fitted over the bladder and receives waste materials, and a filter she ...


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Charles M Huck, Joseph Guglielmelli: Side guard for patient support. SSI Medical Services, Dority & Manning, January 28, 1992: US05083334 (75 worldwide citation)

A side guard apparatus for a bed can be selectively depoloyed between a retracted position alongside the bed and an upright position above the support surface of the bed. A side guard member is pivotally connected to a base support member, which is pivotally connected to the side of the bed. A chain ...


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Thomas S Hargest, Sohrab Soltaninasab, Robert C Novack: Dual support surface patient support. SSI Medical Services, Dority & Manning, July 9, 1991: US05029352 (73 worldwide citation)

A patient support system has a first surface formed by one or more of a choice of structures. A fluidizable surface formed by air fluidizing a mass of fluidizable material is disposed adjacent the first surface. Examples of structures suitable for the first surface include a conventional mattress, w ...