Single patient, personal use air mattress having a single perimeter seam

  • US 7,712,170 B2
  • Filed: 04/11/2006
  • Issued: 05/11/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/11/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A single patient, personal use transfer mattress comprising:

  • a single use top panel having a width, a length, and longitudinally oriented peripheral edges; and

    a single use bottom panel having said width, said length, and longitudinally oriented peripheral edges and a plurality of perforations wherein said longitudinally oriented peripheral edges of said top and bottom panels are sealingly fastened wherein at least a portion of said top and bottom panels are formed from sheet of fabric having at least one outer surface comprising a substantially permanently stainable fiber formed from a material selected from the group consisting of acetate, acrylic, anidex, aramid, azlon, cotton, elastoester, fluorocarbon, fur, glass, melamine, metallic, modacrylic, mosacrylic, nylon, nytril, olefin, polyetheretherketone, polyester, polyester-polyarylate, rayon, saran, spandex, sulfar, triacetate, vinal, vinyon, and wool or blends thereof; and

    further comprising a plurality of baffles each having a width and a length and being attached to an inner surface of said top panel and an inner surface of said bottom panel so as to be transversely oriented between said top panel and said bottom panel, thereby defining a radially outwardly curved longitudinally extensive pontoon disposed between an edge of said baffles and peripheral edges of said top and bottom panels said radially outwardly curved longitudinally extensive perimeter pontoon having a width y that is determined by the following relationship;

    d



    π

    - x
    2


    y
    wherein d comprises a height of said longitudinally extensive pontoon, and x comprises said width of said baffles.

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