05173977 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 8 patents.

A heavy patient support is mounted on a base by load cell beams forming the transducer for a scale to weigh a patient. Each load cell has a cup, a ball and an inverted cup providing the sole support for the patient support. Thus, only vertical components of force are weighed, and lateral movement of the patient support with respect to the bed is minimized.

Title
Load cell mount for hospital weigh bed
Application Number
7/770908
Publication Number
5173977
Application Date
October 4, 1991
Publication Date
December 29, 1992
Inventor
Warren P Jones
Memphis
TN, US
Sohrab Soltani
Charleston
SC, US
W Layne Carruth
Cordova
TN, US
Agent
Wood Herron & Evans
Assignee
Hill Rom Company
IN, US
IPC
A61G 7/00
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