06073285 is referenced by 72 patents and cites 67 patents.

A mobile support unit such as an IV stand or the like coupled to a mobile hospital bed, gurney or wheelchair by a latch mechanism which provides hands free operation thereby avoiding the need for a nurse or care provider to manually manipulate the latch to secure the units together for tandem transport. Further, the latch mechanism according to this invention includes a clutch which prevents relative movement of the IV stand or support unit with respect to the hospital bed during transport up to a specific adjustable torque level thereby avoiding the problem of the IV stand or support unit swinging freely relative to the bed during movement. Further, the clutch permits movement of the IV stand or support unit through an arc relative to the bed when a specified force is applied as required by the nurse or care provider to reposition the stand or support unit relative to the bed and provide increased access to the patient or the like. The IV stand includes a relatively heavy base which provides a low center of gravity for the unit and offers a very stabile mobile IV stand which resists tilting or tipping during transport.

Title
Mobile support unit and attachment mechanism for patient transport device
Application Number
481036
Publication Number
6073285
Application Date
May 4, 1999
Publication Date
June 13, 2000
Inventor
Joshua R Uth
12165-F Sycamore Terrace Dr., Cincinnati, 45249
OH, US
Stephen C Robinson
930 Klondyke Rd., Milford, 45150
OH, US
Christopher D Bryan
10897 Crosby Rd., Harrison, 45030
OH, US
Dennis M Lanci
15 Oakmont Pl. Apartment 217, Batesville, 92009
IN, US
Michael L Burns
4435 Woodtrail La., Cincinnati, 45251
OH, US
Timothy M Sellers
1682 Ridgewood Cir., Lawrenceburg, 47025
IN, US
Douglas C Ambach
3430 Driftwood Cir., Cincinnati, 45239
OH, US
Agent
Barnes & Thornburg
IPC
E05C 19/04
A47C 31/00
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