Global Patent Index - EP 1123074 A4

EP 1123074 A4 2004-12-29 - FORCE OPTIMIZATION SURFACE APPARATUS AND METHOD

Title (en)

FORCE OPTIMIZATION SURFACE APPARATUS AND METHOD

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG UND METHODE ZUR OPTIMIERUNG VON KRÄFTEN AUF EINER OBERFLÄCHE

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF ET PROCEDE D'OPTIMISATION DES FORCES SUR UNE SURFACE

Publication

EP 1123074 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 99956746 A

Priority

  • US 9925311 W
  • US 10594298 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0024353A1] A pressure optimization surface (10) is disclosed having a modifiable support surface (9) including a plurality of zones (46, 48, 50, 52) and an interface sensor (15) having a plurality of zones (96, 98, 100, 102) adjacent to and associated with the plurality of zones (46, 48, 50, 52) of modifiable support surface (9) and a controller (18). The sensor zones (96, 98, 100, 102) sense forces between the surface (9) and a patient (16) thereon and the controller (18) modifies the zones (46, 48, 50, 52) of surface (9) to reduce the force detected in each sensor zone (96, 98, 100, 102).

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

A61G 7/057; A47C 27/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A47C 27/10 (2006.01); A47C 31/12 (2006.01); A61B 5/0205 (2006.01); A61B 5/113 (2006.01); A61G 7/05 (2006.01); A61G 7/057 (2006.01); A61B 5/103 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A47C 31/123 (2013.01); A47C 27/082 (2013.01); A47C 27/083 (2013.01); A47C 27/10 (2013.01); A61B 5/0205 (2013.01); A61B 5/113 (2013.01); A61G 7/0527 (2016.11); A61G 7/05769 (2013.01); A61B 5/1036 (2013.01); A61G 7/05715 (2013.01); A61G 2203/32 (2013.01); A61G 2203/34 (2013.01); A61G 2203/44 (2013.01); A61G 2203/46 (2013.01); A61G 2203/74 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE FR GB IT LI NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 0024353 A1 20000504; AU 1328400 A 20000515; BR 9914920 A 20010710; CA 2346207 A1 20000504; EP 1123074 A1 20010816; EP 1123074 A4 20041229; JP 2002528175 A 20020903

INPADOC legal status


2006-09-27 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060426

2004-12-29 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20041111

2004-05-12 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION):

- Designated State(s): CH DE FR GB IT LI NL

2001-08-16 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010504

2001-08-16 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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

2001-08-16 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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