Movable siderail apparatus for use with a patient support apparatus

  • US 7,784,125 B2
  • Filed: 08/16/2006
  • Issued: 08/31/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/16/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A movable siderail apparatus for use with a patient support apparatus, the siderail apparatus comprising:

  • a siderail having two or more upper pivots in a longitudinally spaced apart relationship;

    a cross-member having two or more lower pivots in a longitudinally spaced apart relationship, the cross-member being coupled to an intermediate frame or deck support of the patient support apparatus;

    two or more support arms, a first end of each support arm pivotally connected to one of the two or more upper pivots of the siderail, a second end of each support arm pivotally connected to one of the two or more lower pivots of the cross-member in a longitudinally spaced apart relationship,wherein the siderail is movable through rotational movement between a raised deployed position and a lowered stowed position and wherein the support arms are configured such that the angles defined between at least one side edge of each support arm and a lower edge of the siderail are substantially obtuse when the siderail is moved between its deployed and stowed positions.

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