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Robyn P Washburn, Ryan A Reeder, Larry E Luff, Ares Marasligiller, James R Stolpmann, Roger D Dalton, Steven R Westerfeld, Steven E Weigold: Mattress structure. Hill Rom Services, Barnes & Thornburg, April 30, 2002: US06378152 (105 worldwide citation)

A variable firmness mattress structure includes a plurality of longitudinally spaced apart, transversely extending air bladders and an air supply for filling each bladder to a respective desired air pressure to support a user at a desired mattress firmness. A control system for the variable firmness ...


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Robyn P Washburn, Ryan A Reeder, Larry E Luff, Ares Marasligiller, James R Stolpmann, Roger D Dalton, Steven R Westerfeld, Steven E Weigold: Mattress structure. Sleep Options, Barnes & Thornburg, October 6, 1998: US05815865 (103 worldwide citation)

According to the present invention, a plurality of mattress structure components are arranged for selective assembly to provide a customized mattress structure at the point of sale to accommodate the musculoskeletal condition and interface pressure preference of the user. The mattress structure comp ...


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James R Stolpmann: Thermo-regulating patient support structure. Hill Rom Services, Bose McKinney & Evans, February 15, 2005: US06855158 (91 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for regulating a temperature of a body support structure including at least one bladder. A temperature modulator is coupled to the at least one bladder for varying the temperature of fluid within the bladder.


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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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James H Price, Geoffrey Locke Taylor, James Milton Cherry Thomas, James R Stolpmann, Karl Caldwell, Marla Repik, Nick Bries, Kerry J Mensching: Force optimization surface apparatus and method. Hill Rom Services, Barnes & Thornburg, February 12, 2008: US07330127 (82 worldwide citation)

A support surface includes a cover defining an interior region, a mattress core located in the interior region, and a force sensor located in the interior region.


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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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