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EP 1045657 A1 2000-10-25 - BODY REST STRUCTURES

Title (en)

BODY REST STRUCTURES

Title (de)

KÖRPERSTÜTZE-ANORDNUNG

Title (fr)

STRUCTURES DE MAINTIEN CORPOREL

Publication

EP 1045657 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98954077 A

Priority

  • CA 9801044 W
  • CA 2230519 A
  • US 96602497 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9923915A1] A body rest structure includes a torso support for supporting the torso of a human body in a prone, elevated position which serves to induce a mild stretch of the user's thoracic and lumbar vertebrae. The torso support includes an upper chest and shoulder support plaform (22) and a lumbar support platform (26). An open region (24) extends longitudinally between the platforms to provide room for at least a portion of the weight of the chest below the shoulders to pull down on the body between the platforms. The support may include a rear supporting surface (20) to provide lifting support from below the hips and abdomen of the body. A head support (48) for supporting the head of the body in a downwardly facing position when the torso is supported by the torso support is also disclosed. The head support (48) includes a front portion (40) for providing lifting support to the forehead of the body, and parallel opposed side portions (42, 45) for supporting opposed sides of the face. Each side portion has an upper surface that slopes upwardly from the front portion of the head support to the associated distal end of the side portion.

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

A47C 21/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A47C 20/00 (2006.01); A47C 20/02 (2006.01); A61G 7/065 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A47C 20/026 (2013.01); A61G 7/065 (2013.01); A61G 2200/325 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9923915A1

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

WO 9923915 A1 19990520; AU 1137499 A 19990531; EP 1045657 A1 20001025

INPADOC legal status

2007-06-15 [REG HK WD] APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN, DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN, OR REFUSED AFTER PUBLICATION IN HONG KONG

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- Country of Ref Document: HK

2003-04-16 [18R] REFUSED

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- Effective date: 20021116

2001-06-06 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20010423

2000-10-25 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20000816

2000-10-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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