US 11,653,768 B2
Bed handle
F. Troy Miller, Logan, UT (US); and Kip Darrin Alder, Nibley, UT (US)
Assigned to Stander Inc., Logan, UT (US)
Filed by Stander Inc., Logan, UT (US)
Filed on Nov. 19, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/455,752.
Claims priority of provisional application 63/116,441, filed on Nov. 20, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2022/0160142 A1, May 26, 2022
Int. Cl. A47C 21/08 (2006.01)
CPC A47C 21/08 (2013.01) 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A mobility assistance device comprising:
a base portion configured to couple to an articulating section of an articulating bed; and
a bed handle coupleable to the base portion, the bed handle comprising a gripping member that extends along at least a portion of a length of the bed handle;
wherein when the base portion is coupled to the articulating section in active articulation, the gripping member is configured such that external lateral angles on at least one longitudinal side of the bed handle between the gripping member and an upper surface of a mattress of the articulating bed remain obtuse throughout active articulation of the articulating section of the articulating bed; and
wherein the external lateral angles are formed by a plane that is tangent to the upper surface of the mattress and a plane that is tangent to the gripping member where the upper surface of the mattress and the gripping member intersect.