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EP 0993818 A2 2000-04-19 - Inflatable patient supports

Title (en)

Inflatable patient supports

Title (de)

Aufblasbare Patientenliege

Title (fr)

Support gonflable pour patient

Publication

EP 0993818 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99307992 A

Priority

GB 9822335 A

Abstract (en)

An inflatable patient support has an array of inflatable tubes made of flexible material and divided into a plurality of groups which are supplied with air by first air supply means to cause cyclic inflation and deflation of the groups of said array of inflatable bodies in sequence, thereby providing periodic pressure variation to a patient on the support. A flexible ventilation air guide member (10) is provided on the array of tubes and has at its upper side a plurality of outlet apertures (6) for release of ventilation air upwardly to the patient on the support. Second air supply means supply air continuously to the flexible ventilation air guide member for release as the ventilation air. The ventilation air is thus independent of the pressure cycling air supply, and can be for example heated. <IMAGE>

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

A61G 7/057; A47C 27/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61G 7/057 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61G 7/05776 (2013.01); A61G 7/05784 (2016.11); A61G 2203/46 (2013.01); A61G 2210/90 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

EP 0993818 A2 20000419; EP 0993818 A3 20010103; GB 2342579 A 20000419; GB 2342579 B 20030611; GB 9822335 D0 19981209; GB 9924062 D0 19991215

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