(19)
(11)EP 2 366 371 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
27.03.2013 Bulletin 2013/13

(43)Date of publication A2:
21.09.2011 Bulletin 2011/38

(21)Application number: 11157653.4

(22)Date of filing:  10.03.2011
(51)Int. Cl.: 
A61G 7/05  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 15.03.2010 US 724000

(71)Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
Batesville, IN 47006 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Jacobs, Neal Kenneth
    Carmel, IN 46032 (US)
  • Wiggins, Brian, T.
    Burlington, KY 41005 (US)

(74)Representative: Findlay, Alice Rosemary 
Reddie & Grose LLP 16 Theobalds Road
London WC1X 8PL
London WC1X 8PL (GB)

  


(54)Siderail assembly


(57) A siderail assembly 40 for a bed 20 includes a link P pivotably connectable to a bed frame at a joint PF and to a rail at a joint PR The link P has at least one reaction surface 64, 66. The assembly also includes a link R having a rail end 78 and a common end 80. The rail end of link R is pivotably connected to the rail at a joint RR. The assembly also includes a link Q having a frame end 72 and a common end 74. The frame end of link Q is pivotably connected to the frame at a joint QF. The common ends of link Q and link R are pivotably connected to each other at a joint A constrained to move substantially parallel to the reaction surface.