Global patent index - EP 0898472 A4

EP 0898472 A4 2000-12-06 - UPPER BODY SUPPORT APPARATUS

Title (en)

UPPER BODY SUPPORT APPARATUS

Title (de)

OBERKÖRPER-UNTERSTÜTZUNGSVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

APPAREIL DE SUPPORT DE LA PARTIE SUPERIEURE DU CORPS

Publication

EP 0898472 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 97917181 A

Priority

  • AU 9700251 W
  • AU PN948096 A
  • AU PN979096 A
  • AU PO359696 A
  • AU PO570797 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9739704A1] An upper body support apparatus (10) for supporting the back of a user (72). The apparatus (10) comprises a frame structure (11) having upper (24) and lower (26) end portions, and a pair of chest straps (18, 20) each attached at one end to the upper end portion (24) of the frame structure (11) and at the other end to the lower portion (26) of the frame structure. The apparatus (10) is adapted to be fitted to a user (72) with the chest straps bearing against the front of the upper trunk region of the user to direct a rewardly directed pressure thereto and to maintain the back of the user in contact with a back-engaging member.

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

A61F 5/01

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 5/02 (2006.01); A61F 5/37 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 5/026 (2013.01); A61F 5/3776 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 9739704 A1 19971030; EP 0898472 A1 19990303; EP 0898472 A4 20001206

INPADOC legal status

2001-07-18 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20010116

2000-12-06 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: A4

- Effective date: 20001024

2000-12-06 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

1999-03-03 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19981027

1999-03-03 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE