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Adams James S, Stevens William M: Electronic controls for a hospital bed. Hill Rom Company, Haight Hofeldt Davis & Jambor, October 21, 1975: US3913153 (110 worldwide citation)

Improved electronic controls for an adjustable hospital bed incorporating various logic devices. These devices result in the concurrent operation of several motors in response to the activation of a single switch to produce a desired bed configuration. The motors may operate simultaneously or sequen ...


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Treat Clara A: Patient positioning device. Sommer & Sommer, August 20, 1974: US3829914 (73 worldwide citation)

A patient positioning device includes an elongated flexible laminated sheet adapted to be arranged on a bed beneath the body of a patient and having a friction-type top surface for frictionally supporting the patient and a slippery bottom surface slidable along the bed, longitudinal end loop handles ...


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Bruno Joan F, Pietras Richard E: Patient turning apparatus. December 4, 1973: US3775781 (70 worldwide citation)

A patient turning apparatus, for operation by a patient, in which a two-sectioned air mattress is placed on a patient's bed having a width generally conforming to the width of the bed and a length terminating at the patient's shoulders and calves. Each section of the air mattress is coupled through ...


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Kerstholt Fritz: Article of furniture with a multi-section support surface. GerdiKerstholt geb Spath, Kersthott Fritz, Wells Gilbert L, November 4, 1975: US3916461 (63 worldwide citation)

An article of furniture, preferably in the form of a couch or a bed with a multi-section support surface for an user reclining on the article, wherein at least one of the end sections is pivoted relative to a base frame, having at least one spring support system (16,16',16',16'') provided which conn ...


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Moniot Vincent E: Head positioning pillow. Geauque Robert E, March 5, 1974: US3795021 (62 worldwide citation)

A pillow for the headrest section of a chair wherein the pillow is divided into four inflatable sections, a human head is adapted to come into contact with each section, by controlling the inflating of each section the position of the human head can be controlled.


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Durst Jr John A: Lifting device. August 3, 1971: US3596298 (58 worldwide citation)

Lifting apparatus adaptable for aiding an ambulatory handicapped person. The apparatus may accommodate a person between a sitting position and a standing position. The apparatus aids in raising or lowering the individual between the two positions. The apparatus includes a pair of arm rests for engag ...


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Danziger Uzi, Danziger Reuven: Wheel chair with extensible wheel base to facilitate ingress and egress. Browdy and Neimark, August 26, 1975: US3901527 (53 worldwide citation)

According to the invention, there is provided a wheelchair having a propelling wheel, the said wheel being held in a wheel holder which in turn is mounted both pivotally and slidingly from a first forward position to a second backward position with respect to the seat and backrest of the wheelchair, ...


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Taylor Clifton I, Hardwick Charles W: Medical examining table. Duckworth Hobby & Allen, May 14, 1974: US3810263 (51 worldwide citation)

A medical examining table apparatus having a plurality of rollers connected to a framework with an endless belt riding on the rollers. The framework may be incorporated into a table or placed on top of an existing table with the endless belt being motor driven by the operator. Paper or other sheet m ...


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Dove Benjamin A: Patient transfer device. July 20, 1971: US3593351 (51 worldwide citation)

A patient transfer device comprising a frame and a substantially planar table surface for the frame; a movable web supported on the table surface substantially flush therewith and extending from one side of the table surface to the other side of the table surface and a device for moving the web acro ...


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Schuster Helmut: Transporting device for patients or bedridden persons.. Schuster Helmut, December 28, 1994: EP0630637-A1 (49 worldwide citation)

The transporting device for patients or bedridden persons comprises a movable basic frame (2), a motor drive having a motor and at least one drive wheel, support wheels (3) fastened on the four corners of the basic frame (2), a lifting and inclining device fastened on the basic frame (2), a stretche ...