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1. EP1442246 - MEDICAL SUSPENSION SYSTEM WITH TWO SPINDLES

Office European Patent Office
Application Number 02789435
Application Date 05.11.2002
Publication Number 1442246
Publication Date 04.08.2004
Publication Kind B1
IPC
F16M 11/08
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
MFRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS, OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS
11Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon
02Heads
04Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand
06allowing pivoting
08around a vertical axis
A61B 19/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
19Instruments, implements or accessories for surgery or diagnosis not covered by any of the groups A61B1/-A61B18/149
A61G 12/00
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
12Accommodation for nursing, e.g. in hospitals, not covered by groups A61G1/-A61G11/120; Prescription lists
F16M 11/04
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
MFRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS, OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS
11Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon
02Heads
04Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand
F16M 11/06
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
MFRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS, OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS
11Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon
02Heads
04Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand
06allowing pivoting
F16M 13/02
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
MFRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS, OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS
13Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles; Means for steadying hand-held apparatus or articles
02for supporting on, or attaching to, an object, e.g. tree, gate, window-frame, cycle
CPC
F16M 13/02
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
MFRAMES, CASINGS OR BEDS OF ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS; SUPPORTS
13Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles
02for supporting on, or attaching to, an object, e.g. tree, gate, window-frame, cycle
A61G 12/004
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS
12Accommodation for nursing, e.g. in hospitals, not covered by groups A61G1/00 - A61G11/00, e.g. trolleys for transport of medicaments or food
002Supply appliances, e.g. columns for gas, fluid, electricity supply
004mounted on the ceiling
F16M 11/10
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
MFRAMES, CASINGS OR BEDS OF ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS; SUPPORTS
11Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon ; Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters
02Heads
04Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand
06allowing pivoting
10around a horizontal axis
F16M 11/2064
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
MFRAMES, CASINGS OR BEDS OF ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS; SUPPORTS
11Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon ; Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters
20Undercarriages with or without wheels
2007comprising means allowing pivoting adjustment
2035in more than one direction
2064for tilting and panning
F16M 2200/068
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
MFRAMES, CASINGS OR BEDS OF ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO ENGINES, MACHINES OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS; SUPPORTS
2200Details of stands or supports
06Arms
068being part of the undercarriage
F21V 21/28
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21LIGHTING
VFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices
14Adjustable mountings
26Pivoted arms
28adjustable in more than one plane
Applicants STERIS INC
ONDAL INDUSTRIETECHNIK GMBH
Inventors WAGNER JORG
STEGER KLAUS
KESELMAN YURY
JESURUN DAVID
BLOCK ROLAND D
Designated States
Priority Data 0235469 05.11.2002 US
33783001 05.11.2001 US
Title
(DE) MEDIZINISCHE AUFHÄNGEVORRICHTUNG MIT ZWEI ACHSEN
(EN) MEDICAL SUSPENSION SYSTEM WITH TWO SPINDLES
(FR) SYSTEME DE SUSPENSION MEDICALE A DOUBLE AXE DE ROTATION
Abstract
(EN)
A medical suspension system (10) includes a ceiling plate (30) configured for mounting to a support structure (16). The ceiling plate supports a device (12), such as a lighthead or video monitor, which is mounted to the ceiling plate via an articulated arm (50) and a spindle (40), which is centrally mounted to the ceiling plate. A second device (14) is mounted to the ceiling plate, not through the spindle (40), in the conventional manner, but via an adapter plate (62), which is mounted directly to the ceiling plate. This increases the number of devices which are readily carried by the support structure without extending the spindle length which conventionally occurs when additional hubs are added to the main spindle.

(FR)
Cette invention concerne un système de suspension médicale (10)comprenant une plaque de plafond (30) se montant sur une structure porteuse (16). Cette plaque de plafond soutient un dispositif (12), tel qu'un scialytique ou un écran vidéo, qui est monté sur la plaque de plafond via un bras articulé (50) et un axe (40), lequel part du centre de la plaque de plafond. Un second dispositif (14) est monté sur la plaque de plafond non pas classiquement au travers de l'axe (40), mais par l'intermédiaire d'une plaque raccord (62) qui est fixée directement sur la plaque de plafond. Cette configuration permet d'augmenter le nombre de dispositifs que la plaque porteuse peut supporter facilement sans augmentation de la longueur de l'axe, contrairement à ce qui se produit normalement lorsque des moyeux supplémentaires sont ajoutés à l'axe principal.