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1. (WO2002003903) PIECE OF FURNITURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2002/003903    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2001/008043
Publication Date: Jan 17, 2002 International Filing Date: Jul 12, 2001
IPC: A61G 7/018
H01R 13/66
H02H 3/12
Applicants: DEWERT ANTRIEBS- UND SYSTEMTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
DEWERT VERWALTUNGS GMBH
BARTON, Volker, Christian
BOKÄMPER, Ralf
FINKEMEYER, Horst
HERZIG, Fried-Helm
ROITHER, Andreas
MINNIG, Peter
KRACHT, Werner
Inventors: BARTON, Volker, Christian
BOKÄMPER, Ralf
FINKEMEYER, Horst
HERZIG, Fried-Helm
ROITHER, Andreas
MINNIG, Peter
KRACHT, Werner
Title: PIECE OF FURNITURE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a piece of furniture which is preferably used in the nursing and/or medical domain, comprising an electric motor drive for adjusting one or more structural elements of said piece of furniture. The piece of furniture is provided with a cable for the purpose of power supply which comprises at least two cores. The aim of the invention is to improve the safety of pieces of furniture that are driven by electric motors which is already very high. In the case of any damage to the part of the power cable leading from the piece of furniture to the voltage source the replacement of said part should be substantially facilitated. It should further be safeguarded that furniture equipped with an electric motor can be easily retrofitted. To this end, a safety housing is fixed on a stationary structural element of the piece of furniture and/or on the electric motor drive. Within said safety housing the power cable (3) leading to the electric motor drive is electrically connected to a feed cable (1) leading to the voltage source. Preferably, two cable glands (7) are fastened on the safety housing (2), with which respective flexible strain relief elements (4) are associated. Said strain relief element (4) has a spiraled shape and forms an integral part with the cable gland (7). The inventive piece of furniture is preferably a hospital bed or a special care bed.