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1. (WO1985004570) IMPROVEMENTS IN CHAIRS AND BEDS FOR THE DISABLED
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Pub. No.: WO/1985/004570 International Application No.: PCT/GB1985/000152
Publication Date: 24.10.1985 International Filing Date: 04.04.1985
IPC:
A61G 5/10 (2006.01) ,A61G 7/00 (2006.01) ,A61G 7/057 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
G
TRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
5
Chairs or personal conveyances specially adapted for patients or disabled persons, e.g. wheelchairs
10
Parts, details or accessories
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
G
TRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
7
Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
G
TRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
7
Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons
05
Parts, details or accessories of beds
057
Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor
Applicants:
WINCANTON ENGINEERING LIMITED [GB/GB]; Unigate House Western Avenue Acton London W3 OSH, GB (AllExceptUS)
BARRATT, John, Francis [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
Inventors:
BARRATT, John, Francis; GB
Agent:
McCULLOCH, Norman, Little; Mathys & Squire 10 Fleet Street London EC4Y 1AY, GB
Priority Data:
840907207.04.1984GB
Title (EN) IMPROVEMENTS IN CHAIRS AND BEDS FOR THE DISABLED
(FR) AMELIORATIONS AUX CHAISES ET AUX LITS POUR HANDICAPES
Abstract:
(EN) A chair or bed for the disabled has a frame (10, 70, 85) having two side members, and flexible belts (11-13, 71, 88) extending around the side members and providing a supporting surface for a patient. At least one of the belts (11-13, 71, 88) has its ends connected by cables (47, 49) to a rocking lever (45) of a tensioning device (15, 72, 90) detachably mounted on the frame (10, 70, 85) below the supporting surface, the rocking lever (45) being pivotable by the device (15, 72, 90) to periodically tighten and then slacken each belt (11-13, 71, 85), so as to support the body of the patient at different places in succession and thereby reduce the risk of pressure sores. In a bed each belt (71) is slackened in turn while the remaining belts are held taut. One form of chair has a seat cover (86) provided with an aperture (87) for relieving pressure on the ischial tuberosities of a patient, a flexible belt (88) extending across the aperture (87) on the underside of the seat cover (86), the belt (88) having a pad (89) of soft material mounted on the aperture (87), and tensioning mechanism (90) for periodically tightening and slackening the belt (88).
(FR) Chaise ou lit pour handicapés, possédant un châssis (10, 70, 85) possédant deux organes latéraux, et des courroies flexibles (11-13, 71, 88) s'étendant autour des organes latéraux et formant une surface du support pour un patient. Les extrémités d'une des courroies au moins (11-13, 71, 88) sont reliées par des câbles (47, 49) au levier basculant (45) d'un dispositif de tension (15, 72, 90) monté de manière détachable sur le châssis (10, 70, 85) au-dessous de la surface de support, le levier basculant (45) pouvant pivoter sous l'action du dispositif (15, 72, 90) pour serrer et relâcher périodiquement chaque courroie (11-13, 71, 85), de manière à supporter le corps du patient à différents endroits l'un après l'autre et réduire ainsi le risque de formation de plaies de décubitus. Dans un lit chaque courroie (71) est relâchée tour à tour tandis que les autres courroies sont maintenues tendues. Une variante de chaise possède une couverture de siège (86) pourvue d'une ouverture (87) réduisant la pression sur les tubérosités ischiatiques du patient, une courroie flexible (88) s'étendant à travers l'ouverture (87) sur le côté inférieur du couvercle du siège (86), la courroie (88) étant munie d'un rembourrage (89) en matériau souple monté sur l'ouverture (87), et un mécanisme de tension (90) servant à serrer et à relâcher la courroie (88) périodiquement.
Designated States: GB, JP, US
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, FR, GB, IT, NL, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)