3732584 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 3 patents.

The invention relates to apparatus for handling hospital patients or other persons who are disabled or infirm.The apparatus comprises a lifting arm having a free end portion movable with respect to the remainder of the arm to either of two operative positions. In one operative position the arm is adapted for the attachment of patient support means employing a sling arrangement, and in the other operative position the arm is adapted for the attachment of a rigid patient support member.When a rigid support member is used it is desirably in the form of a legless chair. The apparatus is preferably of mobile form, comprising a wheeled chassis with an upstanding column from which the arm projects.

Title
Apparatus for handling disabled persons
Application Number
05/155,037
Publication Number
3732584
Application Date
June 21, 1971
Publication Date
May 15, 1973
Inventor
James David Richard
Assignee
Mecanaids
IPC
A61g 07/10
A61g 01/02
A61G 07/10
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