GB1273342A - Improvements relating to fluid mattresses - Google Patents

Improvements relating to fluid mattresses

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GB1273342A
GB1273342A GB504168A GB504168A GB1273342A GB 1273342 A GB1273342 A GB 1273342A GB 504168 A GB504168 A GB 504168A GB 504168 A GB504168 A GB 504168A GB 1273342 A GB1273342 A GB 1273342A
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mattresses
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Leslie Arthur Hopkins
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National Research Development Corp UK
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C27/00Spring, stuffed or fluid mattresses or cushions specially adapted for chairs, beds or sofas
    • A47C27/08Fluid mattresses or cushions
    • A47C27/081Fluid mattresses or cushions of pneumatic type
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C27/00Spring, stuffed or fluid mattresses or cushions specially adapted for chairs, beds or sofas
    • A47C27/08Fluid mattresses or cushions
    • A47C27/10Fluid mattresses or cushions with two or more independently-fillable chambers

Abstract

1,273,342. Mattresses. NATIONAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT CORP. April 30, 1969 [Jan.31, 1968], No.5041/68. Heading A4M. A fluid mattress comprises a plurality of discrete independently depressible cells 13a, 13b, 13c which are formed from a flexible material having air escape holes therethrough e.g. a porous material or a non-porous material in which the holes are formed by a sewing machine, at least some of the cells being inflatable independently of others. A frame comprising a pair of articulated tubes 20, carries a plurality of rods 25 extending laterally between adjacent pairs of cells and supporting them by passing through loops 26 positioned alternatively on adjacent cells. Air is supplied to the cells from a compressor via flow control valves (30), Fig.6 (not shown), and tubes 20, lateral cells being joined together by eyelets 32 such that each group of cells associated with an articulation of the tube is separately inflatable. The lateral cells may be integrally formed with gussets or fillets being provided between the cells, Figs. 8 and 9 (not shown). The cell may also be formed so that it is of general arcuate form when unrestrained and inflated and is substantially horizontal when restrained, Figs. 10 and 11 (not shown). After bathing a person on the matress escaping cell inflation assists in drying the body. The inflation pressure of associated groups of cells may be raised and lowered resulting in vertical movement of the body limbs.
GB504168A 1968-01-31 1968-01-31 Improvements relating to fluid mattresses Expired GB1273342A (en)

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Cited By (44)

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US4279044A (en) * 1979-11-16 1981-07-21 Owen Douglas Fluid support system for a medical patient
US4525885A (en) * 1980-02-26 1985-07-02 Mediscus Products Limited Support appliance for mounting on a standard hospital bed
US4682378A (en) * 1983-08-02 1987-07-28 Auping B.V. Body support, such as a mattress
EP0261830A2 (en) * 1986-09-26 1988-03-30 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Improved patient support structure
US4745647A (en) * 1985-12-30 1988-05-24 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Patient support structure
US4896389A (en) * 1988-06-10 1990-01-30 S.S.I. Medical Services Of Canada Inc. Inflatable air mattress
US4935968A (en) * 1985-05-10 1990-06-26 Mediscus Products, Ltd. Patient support appliances
US4949413A (en) * 1985-12-30 1990-08-21 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Low air loss bed
US5005240A (en) * 1987-11-20 1991-04-09 Kinetics Concepts, Inc. Patient support apparatus
US5044029A (en) * 1986-09-09 1991-09-03 Kinetic Concepts, Inc. Alternating pressure low air loss bed
US5052067A (en) * 1989-03-09 1991-10-01 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Bimodal system for pressurizing a low air loss patient support
US5062167A (en) * 1989-03-09 1991-11-05 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Bimodal turning method
US5065466A (en) * 1989-03-09 1991-11-19 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Quick disconnect coupling for a low air loss patient support
US5073999A (en) * 1989-05-22 1991-12-24 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Method for turning a patient with a low air loss patient support
US5095568A (en) * 1989-05-22 1992-03-17 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Modular low air loss patient support system
US5121513A (en) * 1989-03-09 1992-06-16 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Air sack support manifold
US5182826A (en) * 1989-03-09 1993-02-02 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Method of blower control
US5235713A (en) * 1990-11-06 1993-08-17 Bio Clinic Corporation Fluid filled flotation mattress
US5373595A (en) * 1993-03-12 1994-12-20 Irvin Industries Canada Ltd. Air support device
US5606754A (en) 1989-03-09 1997-03-04 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Vibratory patient support system
US5636643A (en) * 1991-11-14 1997-06-10 Wake Forest University Wound treatment employing reduced pressure
US5645081A (en) * 1991-11-14 1997-07-08 Wake Forest University Method of treating tissue damage and apparatus for same
US5983429A (en) 1994-02-15 1999-11-16 Stacy; Richard B. Method and apparatus for supporting and for supplying therapy to a patient
US7708724B2 (en) 2004-04-05 2010-05-04 Blue Sky Medical Group Incorporated Reduced pressure wound cupping treatment system
US7731702B2 (en) 2002-09-13 2010-06-08 Neogen Technologies, Inc. Closed wound drainage system
US7837673B2 (en) 2005-08-08 2010-11-23 Innovative Therapies, Inc. Wound irrigation device
US7846141B2 (en) 2002-09-03 2010-12-07 Bluesky Medical Group Incorporated Reduced pressure treatment system
US7909805B2 (en) 2004-04-05 2011-03-22 Bluesky Medical Group Incorporated Flexible reduced pressure treatment appliance
US7931651B2 (en) 2006-11-17 2011-04-26 Wake Lake University Health Sciences External fixation assembly and method of use
US8034038B2 (en) 2002-09-13 2011-10-11 Neogen Technologies, Inc. Closed wound drainage system
US8062272B2 (en) 2004-05-21 2011-11-22 Bluesky Medical Group Incorporated Flexible reduced pressure treatment appliance
US8066243B2 (en) 2010-01-08 2011-11-29 Richard C. Vogel Adapter for portable negative pressure wound therapy device
US8083712B2 (en) 2007-03-20 2011-12-27 Neogen Technologies, Inc. Flat-hose assembly for wound drainage system
US8100887B2 (en) 2004-03-09 2012-01-24 Bluesky Medical Group Incorporated Enclosure-based reduced pressure treatment system
US8267960B2 (en) 2008-01-09 2012-09-18 Wake Forest University Health Sciences Device and method for treating central nervous system pathology
US8377016B2 (en) 2007-01-10 2013-02-19 Wake Forest University Health Sciences Apparatus and method for wound treatment employing periodic sub-atmospheric pressure
US8429774B2 (en) 2009-08-31 2013-04-30 Hill-Rom Industries Sa Lateral tilt device
US8444613B2 (en) 2009-07-14 2013-05-21 Richard Vogel Pump leak monitor for negative pressure wound therapy
US8569566B2 (en) 2003-10-28 2013-10-29 Smith & Nephew, Plc Wound cleansing apparatus in-situ
US8789224B2 (en) 2000-11-07 2014-07-29 Tempur-Pedic Managemant, LLC Therapeutic mattress assembly
US8834520B2 (en) 2007-10-10 2014-09-16 Wake Forest University Devices and methods for treating spinal cord tissue
US9289193B2 (en) 2008-07-18 2016-03-22 Wake Forest University Health Sciences Apparatus and method for cardiac tissue modulation by topical application of vacuum to minimize cell death and damage
US9844473B2 (en) 2002-10-28 2017-12-19 Smith & Nephew Plc Apparatus for aspirating, irrigating and cleansing wounds
US10058642B2 (en) 2004-04-05 2018-08-28 Bluesky Medical Group Incorporated Reduced pressure treatment system

Cited By (66)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4279044A (en) * 1979-11-16 1981-07-21 Owen Douglas Fluid support system for a medical patient
US4525885A (en) * 1980-02-26 1985-07-02 Mediscus Products Limited Support appliance for mounting on a standard hospital bed
US4682378A (en) * 1983-08-02 1987-07-28 Auping B.V. Body support, such as a mattress
US4935968A (en) * 1985-05-10 1990-06-26 Mediscus Products, Ltd. Patient support appliances
US4949413A (en) * 1985-12-30 1990-08-21 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Low air loss bed
US4745647A (en) * 1985-12-30 1988-05-24 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Patient support structure
US4768249A (en) * 1985-12-30 1988-09-06 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Patient support structure
US5044029A (en) * 1986-09-09 1991-09-03 Kinetic Concepts, Inc. Alternating pressure low air loss bed
EP0261830A3 (en) * 1986-09-26 1989-06-28 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Improved patient support structure
EP0261830A2 (en) * 1986-09-26 1988-03-30 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Improved patient support structure
US5005240A (en) * 1987-11-20 1991-04-09 Kinetics Concepts, Inc. Patient support apparatus
US4896389A (en) * 1988-06-10 1990-01-30 S.S.I. Medical Services Of Canada Inc. Inflatable air mattress
US5606754A (en) 1989-03-09 1997-03-04 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Vibratory patient support system
US5062167A (en) * 1989-03-09 1991-11-05 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Bimodal turning method
US5065466A (en) * 1989-03-09 1991-11-19 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Quick disconnect coupling for a low air loss patient support
US6820640B2 (en) 1989-03-09 2004-11-23 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Vibratory patient support system
US6098222A (en) 1989-03-09 2000-08-08 Hill-Rom Company, Inc. Vibratory patient support system
US5052067A (en) * 1989-03-09 1991-10-01 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Bimodal system for pressurizing a low air loss patient support
US5182826A (en) * 1989-03-09 1993-02-02 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Method of blower control
US5121513A (en) * 1989-03-09 1992-06-16 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Air sack support manifold
US5073999A (en) * 1989-05-22 1991-12-24 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Method for turning a patient with a low air loss patient support
US5095568A (en) * 1989-05-22 1992-03-17 Ssi Medical Services, Inc. Modular low air loss patient support system
US5235713A (en) * 1990-11-06 1993-08-17 Bio Clinic Corporation Fluid filled flotation mattress
US5636643A (en) * 1991-11-14 1997-06-10 Wake Forest University Wound treatment employing reduced pressure
US5645081A (en) * 1991-11-14 1997-07-08 Wake Forest University Method of treating tissue damage and apparatus for same
US5373595A (en) * 1993-03-12 1994-12-20 Irvin Industries Canada Ltd. Air support device
US5983429A (en) 1994-02-15 1999-11-16 Stacy; Richard B. Method and apparatus for supporting and for supplying therapy to a patient
US8789224B2 (en) 2000-11-07 2014-07-29 Tempur-Pedic Managemant, LLC Therapeutic mattress assembly
US10265445B2 (en) 2002-09-03 2019-04-23 Smith & Nephew, Inc. Reduced pressure treatment system
US9211365B2 (en) 2002-09-03 2015-12-15 Bluesky Medical Group, Inc. Reduced pressure treatment system
US7846141B2 (en) 2002-09-03 2010-12-07 Bluesky Medical Group Incorporated Reduced pressure treatment system
US8628505B2 (en) 2002-09-03 2014-01-14 Bluesky Medical Group Incorporated Reduced pressure treatment system
US8545464B2 (en) 2002-09-03 2013-10-01 Bluesky Medical Group Incorporated Reduced pressure treatment system
US7731702B2 (en) 2002-09-13 2010-06-08 Neogen Technologies, Inc. Closed wound drainage system
US8034038B2 (en) 2002-09-13 2011-10-11 Neogen Technologies, Inc. Closed wound drainage system
US10278869B2 (en) 2002-10-28 2019-05-07 Smith & Nephew Plc Apparatus for aspirating, irrigating and cleansing wounds
US9844473B2 (en) 2002-10-28 2017-12-19 Smith & Nephew Plc Apparatus for aspirating, irrigating and cleansing wounds
US9446178B2 (en) 2003-10-28 2016-09-20 Smith & Nephew Plc Wound cleansing apparatus in-situ
US9452248B2 (en) 2003-10-28 2016-09-27 Smith & Nephew Plc Wound cleansing apparatus in-situ
US8569566B2 (en) 2003-10-28 2013-10-29 Smith & Nephew, Plc Wound cleansing apparatus in-situ
US8100887B2 (en) 2004-03-09 2012-01-24 Bluesky Medical Group Incorporated Enclosure-based reduced pressure treatment system
US8708998B2 (en) 2004-03-09 2014-04-29 Bluesky Medical Group, Inc. Enclosure-based reduced pressure treatment system
US7708724B2 (en) 2004-04-05 2010-05-04 Blue Sky Medical Group Incorporated Reduced pressure wound cupping treatment system
US9198801B2 (en) 2004-04-05 2015-12-01 Bluesky Medical Group, Inc. Flexible reduced pressure treatment appliance
US10105471B2 (en) 2004-04-05 2018-10-23 Smith & Nephew, Inc. Reduced pressure treatment system
US10058642B2 (en) 2004-04-05 2018-08-28 Bluesky Medical Group Incorporated Reduced pressure treatment system
US7909805B2 (en) 2004-04-05 2011-03-22 Bluesky Medical Group Incorporated Flexible reduced pressure treatment appliance
US8062272B2 (en) 2004-05-21 2011-11-22 Bluesky Medical Group Incorporated Flexible reduced pressure treatment appliance
US10207035B2 (en) 2004-05-21 2019-02-19 Smith & Nephew, Inc. Flexible reduced pressure treatment appliance
US7837673B2 (en) 2005-08-08 2010-11-23 Innovative Therapies, Inc. Wound irrigation device
US8142405B2 (en) 2005-08-08 2012-03-27 Vogel Richard C Wound irrigation device pressure monitoring and control system
US9050136B2 (en) 2006-11-17 2015-06-09 Wake Forest University Health Sciences External fixation assembly and method of use
US8454603B2 (en) 2006-11-17 2013-06-04 Wake Forest University Health Sciences External fixation assembly and method of use
US7931651B2 (en) 2006-11-17 2011-04-26 Wake Lake University Health Sciences External fixation assembly and method of use
US9737455B2 (en) 2007-01-10 2017-08-22 Wake Forest Univeristy Health Sciences Apparatus and method for wound treatment employing periodic sub-atmospheric pressure
US8377016B2 (en) 2007-01-10 2013-02-19 Wake Forest University Health Sciences Apparatus and method for wound treatment employing periodic sub-atmospheric pressure
US8083712B2 (en) 2007-03-20 2011-12-27 Neogen Technologies, Inc. Flat-hose assembly for wound drainage system
US8834520B2 (en) 2007-10-10 2014-09-16 Wake Forest University Devices and methods for treating spinal cord tissue
US8764794B2 (en) 2008-01-09 2014-07-01 Wake Forest University Health Sciences Device and method for treating central nervous system pathology
US8267960B2 (en) 2008-01-09 2012-09-18 Wake Forest University Health Sciences Device and method for treating central nervous system pathology
US9289193B2 (en) 2008-07-18 2016-03-22 Wake Forest University Health Sciences Apparatus and method for cardiac tissue modulation by topical application of vacuum to minimize cell death and damage
US10076318B2 (en) 2008-07-18 2018-09-18 Wake Forest University Health Sciences Apparatus and method for cardiac tissue modulation by topical application of vacuum to minimize cell death and damage
US8444613B2 (en) 2009-07-14 2013-05-21 Richard Vogel Pump leak monitor for negative pressure wound therapy
US8429774B2 (en) 2009-08-31 2013-04-30 Hill-Rom Industries Sa Lateral tilt device
US8601622B1 (en) 2009-08-31 2013-12-10 Hill-Rom Industries S.A. Patient support apparatus including a lateral tilt device
US8066243B2 (en) 2010-01-08 2011-11-29 Richard C. Vogel Adapter for portable negative pressure wound therapy device

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Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
414F Notice of opposition given (sect. 14/1949)
414B Case decided by the comptroller ** grants allowed (sect. 14/1949)
PS Patent sealed
PE20 Patent expired after termination of 20 years