US 11,052,005 B2
Patient support apparatus with handles for patient ambulation
William Dwight Childs, Plainwell, MI (US); and Kevin M. Patmore, Plainwell, MI (US)
Assigned to Stryker Corporation, Kalamazoo, MI (US)
Filed by Stryker Corporation, Kalamazoo, MI (US)
Filed on Sep. 18, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/134,048.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/560,335, filed on Sep. 19, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0083338 A1, Mar. 21, 2019
Int. Cl. A61G 7/053 (2006.01); A61G 5/00 (2006.01); A61G 7/015 (2006.01); A61G 7/16 (2006.01)
CPC A61G 7/053 (2013.01) [A61G 5/006 (2013.01); A61G 7/015 (2013.01); A61G 7/16 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A patient support apparatus for use in ambulating a patient to a floor surface, said patient support apparatus comprising:
a base;
a patient support deck operatively attached to said base and having a seat section, a leg section, and a pair of foot sections, said patient support deck being operable between:
a bed configuration where said seat section, said leg section, and each of said foot sections cooperate to support the patient in a flat position, and
a chair configuration where said seat section supports the patient in a seated position, where said leg section is articulated adjacent to the floor surface, and where said foot sections are articulated relative to said leg section out of support of the patient; and
a handle to facilitate patient ambulation, said handle being coupled to one of said foot sections of said patient support deck with said handle being arranged to facilitate patient ambulation when said patient support deck is in said chair configuration.