04680790 is referenced by 175 patents and cites 30 patents.

A bedside control module is provided for healthcare stations and the like, of the type generally having a bed, and at least two control functions, such as bed adjustments, nurse call, telephone, television, radio, lights, and other such accessories. The control module includes a dual-sided control panel that is supported by an arm at a position adjacent to the bed for access by the user. Both sides of the control panel include manually-operable controllers for operating the various control functions. The control panel is rotatably mounted on the support arm for manual rotation about a normally, generally vertical axis that is oriented to selectively and sequentially present the opposite sides of the control panel to the user to regulate the various control functions.

Title
Bedside control module for healthcare stations and the like
Application Number
6/768206
Publication Number
4680790
Application Date
August 22, 1985
Publication Date
July 14, 1987
Inventor
Kenneth R Cover
Plover
WI, US
Richard F Packard
Stevens Point
WI, US
Agent
Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton
Assignee
Joerns Healthcare
WI, US
IPC
H04M 1/00
H04Q 1/00
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