Support pad for nonambulatory persons
Convoluted support pad for prevention of decubitus ulcers and apparatus for making same Patent #: 4741058
ApplicationNo. 07/180894 filed on 04/13/1988
US Classes:5/726, With means to force ventilation (e.g., fan)5/722, With distinct movable sections5/736With hills or peaks separated by valleys (e.g., egg crate type)
ExaminersPrimary: Smith, Gary L.
Assistant: Milano, Michael J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA47C 21/04 (20060101)
A47C 21/00 (20060101)
A61G 7/057 (20060101)
AbstractA foam support pad for nonambulatory persons provides for an even weight distribution and maximum aeration of skin areas in contact with the pad to prevent the formation of decubitus ulcers. The top surface of the pad has an array of protuberances and valleys thereon. Electric fans disposed throughout the pad boost airflow to the skin areas in contact with the pad. Portions of the pad are detachable along perforations to allow the insertion of pad sectors capable of accommodating a plurality of fans.
Field of SearchAnd means to force air