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Matthew W Weismiller, Joseph A Kummer, Peter M Wukusick, Gregory W Branson, Kenneth L Kramer, Stephen R Schulte, Philip D Palermo, James M C Thomas, Daniel F Dlugos Jr, Jay T Butterbrodt, David J Ulrich, David A Albersmeyer, Jason C Brooke, Eric R Meyer, John D Miller, John W Ruehl: Chair bed. Hill Rom, Barnes & Thornburg, February 10, 1998: US05715548 (256 worldwide citation)

A bed including a frame, an articulating deck on the frame having head, seat, and foot deck sections, and a mattress on the deck. The deck foot section and mattress foot portion have a first length when the foot section is in the up position and a second length shorter than said first length when th ...


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Matthew W Weismiller, Joseph A Kummer, Peter M Wukusick, Gregory W Branson, Kenneth L Kramer, Stephen R Schulte, Philip D Palermo, James M C Thomas, Daniel F Dlugos Jr, Jay T Butterbrodt, David J Ulrich, David A Albersmeyer, Jason C Brooke, Eric R Meyer, John D Miller, John W Ruehl: Chair bed. Hill Rom, Barnes & Thornburg, December 26, 2000: US06163903 (137 worldwide citation)

A bed including a frame, an articulating deck on the frame having head, seat, and foot deck sections, and a mattress on the deck. The deck foot section and mattress foot portion have a first length when the foot section is in the up position and a second length shorter than said first length when th ...


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Matthew W Weismiller, David J Ulrich, Jay T Butterbrodt, Kenneth L Kramer, Jason C Brooke, Eric R Meyer, Gregory W Branson, James M C Thomas: Bed with a plurality of air therapy devices, having control modules and an electrical communication network. Hill Rom, Barnes & Thornburg, May 20, 1997: US05630238 (118 worldwide citation)

A bed includes a base frame, a deck coupled to the base frame, an electrical communication network, an air handling unit mounted on the base frame, a plurality of air therapy devices located on the bed, and a plurality of control modules. Each control module includes a connector for coupling a corre ...


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Eric R Meyer, Greg W Branson, Richard J Schuman, David J Ulrich: Heel pressure management apparatus and method. Hill Rom, Barnes & Thornburg, September 16, 1997: US05666681 (93 worldwide citation)

A sleep support surface includes a mattress having at least two bladders located adjacent a foot end. The bladders each have a predetermined, adjustable internal pressure. The pressure in at least one of the bladders is selectively and independently reduced to provide pressure relief on the heels of ...


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Matthew W Weismiller, David J Ulrich, Jay T Butterbrodt, Kenneth L Kramer, Jason C Brooke, Eric R Meyer, Gregory W Branson, James M C Thomas: Support surfaces for a bed. Hill Rom, Barnes & Thornburg, May 5, 1998: US05745937 (77 worldwide citation)

A surface foot section is provided for a bed which includes a base frame and an articulating deck coupled to the base frame. The articulating deck includes a generally planar foot deck section and is movable from a bed configuration to a chair configuration. A foot section control module is provided ...


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E David Allen, Kenneth L Kramer, Peter M Wukusick, Eric R Meyer, Gregory W Branson, David J Ulrich, James M C Thomas, Paul M McDaniel III, Denis R Zwink: Hospital bed and mattress having a retracting foot section. Hill Rom, Barnes & Thornburg, April 10, 2001: US06212714 (73 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Matthew W Weismiller, David J Ulrich, Jay T Butterbrodt, Kenneth L Kramer, Jason C Brooke, Eric R Meyer, Gregory W Branson, James M C Thomas: Rotational therapy apparatus for a bed. Hill Rom, Barnes & Thornburg, July 21, 1998: US05781949 (73 worldwide citation)

A rotational therapy apparatus is provided for use on a bed having a base frame, a deck coupled to the base frame, a support surface located on the deck, an air handling unit, an electrical communication network, and a rotation control module including a controller coupled to the communication netwo ...


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