Global Patent Index - EP 1031338 A2

EP 1031338 A2 2000-08-30 - Alternating pressure pad for wheel chairs and mattresses

Title (en)

Alternating pressure pad for wheel chairs and mattresses

Title (de)

Druckwechselkissen für Rollstühle und Matratzen

Title (fr)

Coussin à pression alternante pour fauteuils roulants et matelas

Publication

EP 1031338 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00300684 A

Priority

GB 9902209 A

Abstract (en)

An inflatable pressure pad is provided which is particularly intended for use as a seat cushion for relieving interface pressure and preventing development of pressure sores. The pad comprises first and second outer cells (3,4) and an intermediate cell (2) therebetween; said intermediate cell comprising a longitudinal portion (22) and a plurality of transversely extending portions (24) connected pneumatically to said longitudinal portion, said outer cells each comprising a longitudinal tube (33,44) connected pneumatically to a plurality of transversely extending fingers (36,46), wherein at least some of said fingers are capable of extending between adjacent transversely extending portions of the intermediate cell. <IMAGE>

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

A61G 7/057

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61G 7/057 (2006.01); A61G 5/10 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61G 7/05776 (2013.01); A61G 5/1045 (2016.11)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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EPO simple patent family

GB 0002090 D0 20000322; GB 2346084 A 20000802; GB 2346084 B 20020821; AT 311842 T 20051215; DE 60024513 D1 20060112; DE 60024513 T2 20060810; EP 1031338 A2 20000830; EP 1031338 A3 20030212; EP 1031338 B1 20051207; EP 1031338 B8 20060301; GB 9902209 D0 19990324

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