04662524 is referenced by 22 patents and cites 17 patents.

A free-standing medical service column has front and rear chases with service outlets mounted on at least the front side for connection with fluid and electrical conduits. The column includes vertically extending tracks at each corner, which tracks extend substantially the height of the column. Brackets, holders, and equipment are connected to the tracks by means of locking slide assemblies. Each slide assembly includes a base and a slide element formed of a low-friction material. A screw interconnects the base with the slide element such that rotation of the screw moves the slide toward the base and against the wall of the channel to frictionally secure the slide within the channel. Members secured to the column by means of locking slide elements may also carry a bracket. The bracket includes a plug formed of resilient material, which plug is received in a cylindrical bore of the member. When the bracket is rotated to a desired position of adjustment, the plug is expanded radially outwardly into frictional engagement with a wall of the bore to affix the bracket immovably to the member. The chases are formed entirely of non-flammable material to eliminate the need for enclosing the electrical lines within metal conduits.

Title
Medical service column and mounting bracket
Application Number
462682
Publication Number
4662524
Application Date
December 9, 1985
Publication Date
May 5, 1987
Inventor
Cecil R Lohrey
Brookville
IN, US
Eugene H Fullenkamp
Batesville
IN, US
Agent
Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis
Assignee
Hill Rom Company
IN, US
IPC
A47B 47/00
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