Global Patent Index - EP 1235539 A2

EP 1235539 A2 2002-09-04 - OBSTETRICAL DELIVERY ASSIST APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE

Title (en)

OBSTETRICAL DELIVERY ASSIST APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE

Title (de)

GEBURTSHILFE VORRICHTUNG SOWIE ANWENDUNGSVERFAHREN

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF OBSTETRICAL D'AIDE A L'ACCOUCHEMENT ET SON PROCEDE D'UTILISATION

Publication

EP 1235539 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00992890 A

Priority

  • US 0042717 W
  • US 45893299 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0141630A2] The present invention provides an obstetrical delivery assist apparatus (10) and method of use which utilizes a pair of foot stirrups (15) connected to handgrips (45), whereby the obstetric patient places each foot in a stirrup and maintains a hold on the handgrip. The patient pulls her feet toward her chest, while not exerting any outward leg force to the stirrups. The patient is able to draw her legs into a squat position while lying semi-prone on the bed, thereby significantly assisting in the delivery process of the baby.

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

A61H 19/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/42 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/42 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0141630A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 0141630 A2 20010614; WO 0141630 A3 20020404; AU 4715201 A 20010618; CA 2394001 A1 20010614; EP 1235539 A2 20020904

INPADOC legal status


2004-03-24 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030701

2002-09-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020611

2002-09-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

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

2002-09-04 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI