US 11,654,063 B2
System and method for moving, turning, and positioning a patient
Hester C. Fletcher, Louisa, VA (US); Daniel Robert Ulreich, Cary, IL (US); Curtis L. Hollabaugh, Huntley, IL (US); Paul M. Fowler, Rockford, IL (US); and Gregory T. Davis, Woodstock, IL (US)
Assigned to Sage Products, LLC, Cary, IL (US)
Filed by Sage Products, LLC, Cary, IL (US)
Filed on Jun. 13, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/838,943.
Application 17/838,943 is a continuation of application No. 17/137,011, filed on Dec. 29, 2020, granted, now 11,357,681.
Application 17/137,011 is a continuation of application No. 16/818,710, filed on Mar. 13, 2020, granted, now 10,905,608.
Application 16/818,710 is a continuation of application No. 15/365,632, filed on Nov. 30, 2016, granted, now 10,588,800.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/352,307, filed on Jun. 20, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/261,650, filed on Dec. 1, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2022/0304874 A1, Sep. 29, 2022
Int. Cl. A61G 7/00 (2006.01); A61G 7/10 (2006.01)
CPC A61G 7/001 (2013.01) [A61G 7/1023 (2013.01); A61G 7/1026 (2013.01); A61G 7/1057 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for turning and positioning a patient, comprising:
placing a sheet under the patient, wherein the sheet comprises a top surface, a bottom surface, a first lateral side, a second lateral side, a first strap coupled proximate to the first lateral side, and a second strap coupled proximate to the second lateral side;
providing a pulling force to the first strap and to the second strap, wherein the pulling force to the first strap and the pulling force to the second strap are in opposing directions across the patient;
wherein the pulling force to the first strap is greater than the pulling force to the second strap whereby the pulling force to the first handle causes movement of the patient in the direction of the pulling force to move the patient from a first position to a second position, and the pulling force to the second handle is a resistance force.