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1. (WO1999012511) HINGED PANELS FOR A THERMAL SUPPORT APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/012511    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/018704
Publication Date: Mar 18, 1999 International Filing Date: Sep 9, 1998
IPC: A61G 11/00
Applicants: HILL-ROM, INC.
Inventors: PROWS, D., Scott
GOLDBERG, Charles
SCHMIDT, Rick, A.
AQUILERA, Rafael, E.
Title: HINGED PANELS FOR A THERMAL SUPPORT APPARATUS
Abstract:
A patient-support apparatus (20) includes a base (22), a patient support (26) carried by the base (22), at least one side guard panel (44) pivotably connected to the patient support (26) for movement between first and second positions, and a combined hinge and latch assembly (60) configured to pivotably connect the side guard panel (44) to the patient support (26). The combined hinge and latch assembly (60) includes a mount (74) fixedly connected to the patient support (26), a hinge member (70) fixedly connected to the side guard panel (44) and rotatably connected to the mount (74) for pivoting movement about an axis (136), and a stop mechanism (128) coupled to one of the hinge member (70) and the mount (74). The hinge member (70) is movable along the axis (136) between a locking position in which the stop mechanism (128) engages the other of the hinge member (70) and the mount (74) to prevent relative rotation between the hinge member (70) and the mount (74) and a releasing position in which the stop mechanism (128) is disengaged from the other of the hinge member (70) and the mount (74) to allow relative rotation between the hinge member (70) and the mount (74).