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1. WO1985000276 - SHAPE-DEFINING ARTICULATED STRUCTURES

Publication Number WO/1985/000276
Publication Date 31.01.1985
International Application No. PCT/GB1984/000238
International Filing Date 03.07.1984
IPC
A47C 23/00 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
23Spring mattresses with rigid frame or forming part of the bedstead, e.g. box springs; Divan bases; Slatted bed bases
A61F 5/01 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
5Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints; Nursing devices
01Orthopaedic devices, e.g. long-term immobilising or pressure directing devices for treating broken or deformed bones such as splints, casts or braces
E04C 2/40 2006.01
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
CSTRUCTURAL ELEMENTS; BUILDING MATERIALS
2Building elements of relatively thin form for the construction of parts of buildings, e.g. sheet materials, slabs, or panels
30characterised by the shape or structure
40composed of a number of smaller components rigidly or movably connected together, e.g. interlocking, hingedly connected
A61G 5/10 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
5Chairs or personal conveyances specially adapted for patients or disabled persons, e.g. wheelchairs
10Parts, details or accessories
A61G 5/12 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
5Chairs or personal conveyances specially adapted for patients or disabled persons, e.g. wheelchairs
10Parts, details or accessories
12Rests specially adapted therefor, e.g. for the head or feet
CPC
A47C 23/002
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
CCHAIRS
23Spring mattresses with rigid frame or forming part of the bedstead, e.g. box springs; Divan bases; Slatted bed bases
002with separate resilient support elements, e.g. elastomeric springs arranged in a two-dimensional matrix pattern
A47C 31/126
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
CCHAIRS
31Details or accessories for chairs, beds, or the like, not provided for in other groups of this subclass, e.g. upholstery fasteners, mattress protectors, stretching devices for mattress nets
12Means, e.g. measuring means for adapting chairs, beds or mattresses to the shape or weight of persons
126for chairs
A61F 5/01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
5Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints
01Orthopaedic devices, e.g. splints, casts or braces
A61F 5/02
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
5Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints
01Orthopaedic devices, e.g. splints, casts or braces
02Orthopaedic corsets
A61G 5/1091
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS
5Chairs or personal conveyances specially adapted for patients or disabled persons, e.g. wheelchairs
10Parts, details or accessories
1091Cushions, seats or abduction devices
A61G 5/121
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS
5Chairs or personal conveyances specially adapted for patients or disabled persons, e.g. wheelchairs
10Parts, details or accessories
12Rests specially adapted therefor, e.g. for the head or the feet
121for head or neck
Applicants
  • WATTS, Robert, John [GB]/[GB]
Inventors
  • WATTS, Robert, John
Agents
  • SENHENN, Derek, Alan
Priority Data
831875611.07.1983GB
840347009.02.1984GB
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SHAPE-DEFINING ARTICULATED STRUCTURES
(FR) STRUCTURES ARTICULEES DEFINISSANT UNE FORME
Abstract
(EN)
An articulated structure for defining, when rendered rigid, a desired multi-curved surface, the structure being adjustable to permit the shape of the curved surface defined thereby to be varied at will. Such structures are particularly useful in the field of medical and other kinds of specialised seating, medical braces, and children's constructional toys. The structure comprises an array of inter-connected, cooperating rings or links (12, 28) and spiders (10). The radiating limbs of the spiders (10) have at or near their respective free ends jaw or other clamping means (22, 24) in which cooperating parts (26) of the rings (12) are clamped by screw or other clamping means (18). The shape of the array is adjustable by relaxing the clamping means (18) of selected spiders (10) and then retightening them after the desired shape has been achieved by displacing the relevant members (10, 12) of the array.
(FR)
Structure articulée définissant, lorsqu'elle est rendue rigide, une surface désirée comportant plusieurs courbes, cette structure étant réglable pour permettre de faire varier à volonté la forme de la surface courbe qu'elle définit. De telles structures sont particulièrement utiles dans le domaine des sièges utilisés en médecine et dans d'autres types de sièges spécialisés, dans des attaches médicales et dans des jeux de construction pour enfant. La structure comprend un réseau d'anneaux ou de maillons (12, 28) reliés et agissant de concert et de croisillons (10). Les membres en étoile des croisillons (10) présentent à leurs extrémités respectives ou à proximité de celles-ci une mâchoire ou autre organe de serrage (22, 24) dans lequel les parties agissant de concert (26) des anneaux (12) sont serrées à l'aide d'une vis ou d'un autre organe de serrage (18). La forme du réseau est réglable en déserrant les organes de serrage (18) de croisillons sélectionnés et en les resserrant après avoir obtenu la forme désirée en déplaçant les organes concernés (10, 12) du réseau.
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