Techniques for power transfer through wheels of a patient support apparatus

  • US 10,797,524 B2
  • Filed: 10/23/2018
  • Issued: 10/06/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/24/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A power transfer system comprising:

  • a patient support apparatus comprising a support structure having a base and a patient support surface for a patient and wheels coupled to said support structure to facilitate movement of said patient support apparatus over a floor surface and wherein one or more of said wheels includes a power receiver integrated therewith; and

    a power transfer device separated from said patient support apparatus and being energizable to interact with said wheel to facilitate power transfer between said power transfer device and said power receiver through said wheel.

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