Side guard for bed including means for controlling remote electrical devices
Addressing for a multipoint communication system for patient monitoring
Bedside control module for healthcare stations and the like
Arrangement for identifying peripheral apparatus such as work stations printers and such like, which can optionally be connected in geographically different locations to a communication network by means of local coupling units
Control system network structure
Acquiring addresses in an input/output system
Patient care system
Apparatus for receiving and modifying a serial data packet from a communications network to indicate its status
Method and apparatus for medical monitoring Patent #: 5361755
ApplicationNo. 511556 filed on 08/04/1995
US Classes:5/600, INVALID BED OR SURGICAL SUPPORT5/424, HAVING SAFETY DEVICE5/617, Upper body portions of user supported by adjustable section5/618, And lower body portions of user supported by adjustable section5/624Lower body portion
ExaminersPrimary: Meyers, Steven N.
Assistant: Conley, Fredrick
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA61G 007/00
AbstractA bed includes a base frame, a deck coupled to the base frame for supporting a body, a peer-to-peer communication network having a plurality of connection points, and a plurality of modules. Each module is electrically coupled to a selected connection point of the peer-to-peer communication network. Each module is configured to perform a dedicated function during operation of the bed, and each module is configured to communicate over the peer-to-peer communication network with selected other modules.