Abstract: A patient lifter is provided which includes a pair of side members with a patient support extending therebetween. Arcuate front supports extend from a first end of each side member and the inside bend of each arcuate front support generally faces the patient support. A handle at a second end of the side members facilitates a lift. As the lift begins, a first mechanical advantage is effected by the patient being relatively close to a fulcrum of the lifter. Large vertical travel by the lifting force results in relatively little vertical travel by the patient. As the lift progresses, and the one doing the lift is in a better position to exert additional lifting force, the fulcrum shifts to provide a second, lower, mechanical advantage, but the patient moves further in the vertical direction relative to the vertical travel of the handle.
Abstract: An economical emergency evacuation mattress for persons in areas with limited access, such as subways and high-rises, provides a warm and secure cocoon for the patient, allows easy transport over any type of surface (e.g., up and down stairs), provides proper support for all of the patient's body, allows the patient to feel a high degree of comfort in what is otherwise a very stressful situation, and provides securing means (e.g., straps) to firmly hold the patient in place during transit.
Abstract: A portable conveying device for patients who are heavily soiled or chemically, biologically or radioactively contaminated. The device comprises a mechanically flexible rescue sheet, wherein said rescue sheet has a top face that defines a lying surface for receiving a patient in a lying position and an underside opposite the top face. The device further comprises a mechanically flexible underlay sheet that is chemically resistant and impermeable to liquid. The underlay sheet at least partially covers the underside of the rescue sheet and is releasably connected thereto, such that the underlay sheet may in its entirety be disconnected from the rescue sheet and a patient may be carried away with the rescue sheet only.
April 18, 2013
September 5, 2013
Kaercher Futuretech GmbH
Markus Kostron, Markus Kurt Saygin, Manuela Braeuning
Abstract: The present invention features a stretcher shade system for patient protection during transition on stretcher. The shade is collapsible with a plurality of shade supporting frames pivotably connected together. The shade has a plurality of mounting clips to enable the shade removably mounted on any desired place on stretcher pole. The shade provides a convenience, secure and privacy protection for the patient, thus increase the functionality of the stretcher.
Abstract: An operable stabilization device for a rescue stretcher and method thereof are disclosed. The present invention is especially but not exclusively used in an aircraft rescue of an injured person that is carried in a rescue stretcher suspended from a helicopter by a cord. The stabilization device is configured to adjust direction of a downward airflow from a main rotor of the helicopter to control rotation of the rescue stretcher, and includes a manually operable stabilization sail configured to accept the airflow, an airflow passageway configured to allow and direct the airflow through the stabilization sail and an airflow regulator configured to restrict the amount of airflow being accepted by the airflow passageway.
Abstract: A carrying apparatus for rescuing persons, for example from a space with a small access opening. The carrying apparatus accommodates a person in an elongated transport position, a middle part that is substantially curved in cross section and is open at the top, which accommodates at least the head and the trunk of a person to be transported in a supine position.
Abstract: A patient support system particularly suited for pediatric twin separation surgery. The patient support system includes a frame coupled to a swing circle that has a plurality of holes about the perimeter. A patient support structure is coupled to the swing circle, and disposed in a fixed relationship to the frame after rotation of the swing circle relative to the frame. A chain-and-sprocket mechanism is coupled to the frame and swing circle and positioned within the frame. At least one support leg depends from the frame, and may extend or retract relative to the frame. A drape cage is coupled to the frame for supporting a surgical drape thereon. At least one support wheel is connected to the support leg, and adapted to be interchangeably fixed in a static position and rotatable to move the frame. A substantially identical second frame may be connected in series to the frame for operative procedures.
June 16, 2004
Date of Patent:
February 12, 2008
KCI Licensing, Inc.
John H. Vrzalik, Bruce Phillips, Cesar Lina
Abstract: In various embodiments of the present disclosure, a patient support therapeutic bed comprising a base frame and a patient support platform rotatable relative to the base frame is illustrated and described. The patient support platform is also rotatable between a supine position and a prone position. The therapeutic bed includes a head support positionable relative to the patient support platform to support the head of a patient supported by said patient support platform. The head support includes a head restraint independently positionable relative to the patient support platform for engaging a front surface of the head. The head restraint is movable in a direction generally perpendicular to the body of the patient.
August 29, 2005
Date of Patent:
May 22, 2007
KCI Licensing, Inc.
Wladyslaw H. Krywiczanin, Christopher T. Niederkrom
Abstract: A patient transport bag includes a fabric base having a bottom and four sides which define an interior cavity. The base is securable to a stretcher. A top cover is detachably secured to the base. Straps are provided for securing the top cover as a roll along one of the four sides. The patient transport bag, as described, is attachable to a stretcher in such a manner that it is ready for immediate use.
March 25, 1999
Date of Patent:
March 6, 2001
David Charles Sorensen, Rachel Gertrude Sorensen
Abstract: A chair for the handicapped or invalids. In the chair the second assembly is disposed at least in part behind the front plane and is linked to the first assembly by at least one reversible actuation and coupling rod, itself set back from the front plane and beneath the plane defined by the seat in its low position. The invention is particularly applicable to verticalizing chairs.
Abstract: A collapsible canopy system that is attachable to a medical transport cot. The collapsible canopy system includes a canopy assembly that is storable in a collapsed configuration and extendable when desired to partially or fully cover the head rest portion of the medical transport cot to partially or fully shield the face area of a patient being transported on the medical transport cot. The canopy assembly is adjustable in size to accommodate different sized patients. The canopy assembly also has a rapidly replaceable canopy member.
Abstract: A prone patient apparatus for engaging the front of a body of a patient comprising a unitary support board having a longitudinal medial axis; a first aperture opening extending through the board and on the medial axis sized to receive a face of the patient; a second aperture opening extending through the board and spaced from the first aperture along the medial axis to expose an abdomen of the patient when the head is in the first aperture; and a third aperture opening extending through the board and spaced from the second aperture along the medial axis to expose a groan of the patient when the head is in the first aperture.
Abstract: A warming cover configured to cover animate objects, like humans, animals or other living things. The warming cover may be configured to cover transport devices such as child seats, strollers, wheel chairs, or the like, or it may be configured as a blanket, a sleeping bag or a coat. In any event, the warming cover preferably comprises a body of material configured to cover an animate object, an opening in the body of material configured to expose a portion of the animate object to the outside, an opening cover, and elevation means for elevating the opening cover away from the animate object. The warming cover may further comprise a flap attached to the body of material, which preferably is configured to cover at least a portion of the opening when the opening cover is removed.
Abstract: The rescue shuttle of the present invention includes upper and lower elongate cowlings. The lower enclosure cowling is adapted for carrying a patient. The lower enclosure cowling has a generally horizontal aperture defined by an upper edge thereof. The elongate upper enclosure cowling is releasably mountable on to the lower enclosure cowling around the upper edge of the lower enclosure cowling so as to cover the lower enclosure cowling. The lower enclosure cowling has laterally opposed first and second sides. The first side and the second side have a corresponding first rigid member and second rigid member extending longitudinally there along, rigidly mounted to the first side and second side respectively. The first and second sides have a plurality of channels, pockets, grooves or apertures in spaced longitudinal array there along so as to provide corresponding strap mounting locations on the first and second rigid members for mounting of straps thereto.
Abstract: A collapsible canopy structure for attachment to a stretcher, such canopy having non-transparent first and second side panels and a transparent central panel, such side panels affording privacy to an individual being transported on the stretcher while at the same time medical personnel can view such individual through the transparent central panel of the canopy.