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1. (WO2017153745) A SYSTEM FOR USE WITH A WHEELED PASSENGER SUPPORT

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/153745    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/050615
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61G 3/08
B60P 1/43
A61G 3/06
Applicants: LATERAL DESIGN LIMITED
Inventors: GREENWOOD, Bryce
Title: A SYSTEM FOR USE WITH A WHEELED PASSENGER SUPPORT
Abstract:
There is disclosed a system (16) for drawing a wheeled passenger support (17) into a vehicle (10) and selectively restraining the passenger support against movement, and for controlling movement of the passenger support during unloading from the vehicle. The wheeled passenger support may particularly take the form of a wheelchair. One disclosed system comprises a winch (18) comprising a reel (20) and a flexible elongate winch element (22) wound on to the reel, in which the winch is adapted to be located within an interior of the vehicle; a drawing member (24) coupled to the flexible elongate winch element so that, on activation of the winch, the drawing member is pulled towards the winch; at least two restraints (26a, 26b) for the passenger support, the restraints being coupled to the drawing member and adapted for coupling to the passenger support so that, on activation of the winch, the passenger support is pulled towards the winch and so drawn into the vehicle; and a locking assembly (28) which is operable to restrain the drawing member, and the wheeled passenger support coupled to the drawing member, against movement in a direction away from the winch.