Global Patent Index - EP 0676158 B1

EP 0676158 B1 2000-11-29 - Method and device for supporting the body of a patient allowing controlled sagging

Title (en)

Method and device for supporting the body of a patient allowing controlled sagging

Title (de)

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Unterstützung des Körpers eines Patienten mit kontrolliertem Durchhängen

Title (fr)

Procédé et appareil de support d'un élément à supporter, en particulier le corps d'un patient permettant un enfoncement contrôlé

Publication

EP 0676158 B1 (FR)

Application

EP 95400627 A

Priority

FR 9404011 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0676158A1] The method involves supporting a patients body (P) on a number of interconnected compartments (14) filled with air or water. A thin metal sheet (B) is attached to the inside of the upper surface (15) and combines with a plate (34) on the underside (16) to form an inductive sensor (34). The inductive sensor (30) measures the distance (Dm) between upper and lower surfaces and is connected to an oscillator (44), amplifier (46), preset distance (Dc) adjustment (48), and regulator and adaptor (50, 52). A computer (42) controls a pump (18, 20) and release valve (22) to maintain the distance between upper and lower surfaces (Dm) at the preset value (Dc). <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A47C 27/10; A61G 7/057

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A47C 27/10 (2006.01); A61G 7/057 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61G 7/05769 (2013.01); A61G 2203/40 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0676158 A1 19951011; EP 0676158 B1 20001129; AT 197757 T 20001215; DE 676158 T1 19960314; DE 69519487 D1 20010104; DE 69519487 T2 20010607; ES 2155503 T3 20010516; FR 2718347 A1 19951013; FR 2718347 B1 19960628; US 5560374 A 19961001

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