05337845 is referenced by 99 patents and cites 29 patents.

Apparatus for motorized transport of the hospital bed and care cart docks to the head end of the bed and has a drive wheel, a motor propelling the drive wheel, a joy stick type potentiometer for controlling the speed and direction of the drive wheel and handles for grasping the apparatus and maneuvering the apparatus and the hospital bed. Gas springs are actuated by the bed when the motorized transport apparatus and bed are docked together for exerting a downward force on the drive wheel to reduce the tendency of the drive wheel to slip. The apparatus falls within the footprint of the bed.

Title
Ventilator, care cart and motorized transport each capable of nesting within and docking with a hospital bed base
Application Number
524038
Publication Number
5337845
Application Date
January 21, 1993
Publication Date
August 16, 1994
Inventor
Ryan A Reeder
Brookville
IN, US
L Dale Foster
Brookville
IN, US
Agent
Wood Herron & Evans
Assignee
Hill Rom Company
IN, US
IPC
B62M 27/02
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