Patent Number: 6,341,398

Title: Trauma stretcher

Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a patient support apparatusincludes a frame, a patient support deck coupled to the frame, a traypositioned below the patient support deck for supporting an x-raycassette, and a lifting apparatus for lifting the tray toward the patientsupport deck. The lifting apparatus includes a shiftable member supportedfor translation relative to the frame in a longitudinal direction. A pairof links are coupled to the shiftable member. A first link of the pair oflinks has a first end pivotally coupled to the tray and a second endpivotally coupled to the shiftable member. A second link of the pair oflinks has a first end pivotally coupled to the frame and a second endpivotally coupled to the shiftable member. A handle is coupled to theframe for translating the shiftable member in the longitudinal directionto spread apart the links and lift the tray.

Inventors: Heimbrock; Richard H. (Cincinnati, OH), Hamberg; Stephen R. (Cincinnati, OH)

Assignee:

International Classification: A61B 6/04 (20060101); G03B 42/02 (20060101); A61G 7/07 (20060101); A61G 7/05 (20060101); A61G 13/00 (20060101); A61G 13/06 (20060101); A61G 001/00 (); C03B 042/02 ()

Expiration Date: 01/29/2014