Patent Number: 6,308,353

Title: Method and apparatus for positioning a patient

Abstract: A method and apparatus for positioning a patient for a medical procedure. The apparatus includes an air-impervious casing having a plurality of sections adapted to position and support the torso and limbs of a patient. A plurality of compartments containing beads are disposed in the sections. A plurality of connection ports are provided through which air may be evacuated from the compartments to form vacuums therein. When air is evacuated from the compartments, the beads compact together, thereby making the sections rigid.

Inventors: Van Steenburg; Kip (Sudbury, MA)

Assignee: The OR Group, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 5/37 (20060101); A61F 5/058 (20060101); A61F 5/04 (20060101); A61F 005/37 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018