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Publication numberUS3486747 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 30, 1969
Filing dateSep 27, 1967
Priority dateSep 27, 1967
Publication numberUS 3486747 A, US 3486747A, US-A-3486747, US3486747 A, US3486747A
InventorsMarc A Cardoso
Original AssigneeSamuel Chayes
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination medical examining and operating table
US 3486747 A
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Dec. `3.0, 19.69 v M, A., CARDQSO 3,486,747v

COMBINATION MEDICAL EXAMININO AND OPERATING TABLE Filed Sept. 27, 1967 3 Sheecs--Shee' l ATTORNEYS Dec. 30, 1969 M. vvA. cARDoSo 3,485,747

COMBINATION MEDICAL EXAMINING AND OPERATING TABLE Filed Sept.. 27, 1967 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 ATTORNEYS Dec. 30, 1969 M. A. cARDoso COMBINATION MEDICAL EXAMINING AND OPERATING TABLE 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 Filed Sept. 27. 1967 SIDI ml'mm Y B www@ ATTO R N EYS United States Patent O U.S. Cl. 269-325 7 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A combination medical examining and operating table comprises a mid-section having opposite sides mounted on a base cabinet for supporting the mid-section of a patient in substantially horizontal position. A back section pivotally affixed to one side of the mid-section supports the back and head of a patient. The back section is angularly movable relative to the mid-section and is controlled in movement in direction and extent. A pair of thigh sections are pivotally affixed to and angularly movable relative to the mid-section and are controlled in movement in direction and extent. A guide extends around the base cabinet. A pair of independent support rods are each mounted at one end thereof on the guide for slidable movement along the guide and each has an opposite end adjustable in length relative to the one end thereof. A source of high intensity light is mounted on one of the support rods and a support is provided on the other.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Field of the invention The present invention relates to a medical examining table. More particularly, the invention relates to a combination medical examining and operating table, especially adapted for obstetrical use.

Description of the prior art Prior to the development of the combination medical examining and operating table of the present invention, separate tables were utilized for examining a patient and operating on a patient. In a rural area, where a general practitioner must often perform obstetrical examinations and obstetrical operations and oice space is limited, a rather plain table must be utilized for examinations and operations to the great discomfort of both the patient and the doctor. This is especially true in under-developed rural areas Where doctors perform obstetrical deliveries in their offices as a matter of course. If the obstetrical patient is uncomfortable during an examination or operation, she will become tense and nervous to her detriment, since she will be unable to cooperate with the doctor to the necessary extent. If the doctor is uncomfortable during an examination or operation, he or she will become fatigued in considerably less time than if he or she were comfortable, and the number of patients treated and the eflciency with which they are treated Will decrease considerably.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The principal object of the present invention is to provide a new and improved combination medical examining and operating table. The combination medical examining and operating table of the present invention is compact, readily transportable and includes all the basic equipment required for the practice of obstetrics. The combination examining and operating table of the present invention is controlled in its many facets with facility and rapidity. The combination examining and operating table of the present invention provides complete comfort for the patient and the doctor and thereby serves to relax 3,486,747 Patented Dec. 30, 1969 the patient and to maintain the doctor at peak efficiency and effectiveness. The various accessories of the combination examining and operating table of the present invention are retractable into the basic unit which is modern, pleasing, clean and pleasant in appearance. The accessories of the combinatiton examining and operating table of the present invention include a Waste receptable, a storage space for surgical tools, a sterilization unit, steps, mobile supports for arms, legs, back and mid-section, adjustable arm and leg restrainers, an anesthetists compartment, a high intensity lamp fully adjustable in height and` position and a veneclisis stand fully adjustable in height and position. The various components of the comf bination medical examining and operating table of the present invention move quietly and efiiciently under control by the doctor and are suitably powered.

In accordance with the present invention, a combination medical examining and operating table comprises a base portion. A base cabinet is mounted on the base portion. A mid-section having opposite sides is mounted on the base cabinet for supporting the mid-section of a patient in substantially horizontal position. A back section is pivotally aflixed to one side of the mid-section for supporting the back and head of a patient. The back section is angularly movable relative to the mid-section. A back mover is coupled to the back section for moving the back section angularly relative to the mid-section. The back mover has a control for controlling the direction and extent of movement of the back section relative to the mid-section. A pair of thigh sections are pivotally aflixed to another side of the mid-section opposite the one side for supporting the thighs of a patient. The thigh sections are angularly movable relative tothe mid-section. Thigh movers are coupled to the thigh sections for moving the thigh sections angularly relative to the mid-section. The thigh movers have controls for controlling the direction and extent of movement of the thigh movers relative to the mid-section. A guide is provided on the base cabinet and extends around the base cabinet. A pair of independent support rods are each mounted at one end thereof on the guide for slidable movement along the guide and each has an opposite end adjustable in length relative to the one end thereof. A source of high intensity light is mounted on one of the support rods at the opposite end thereof. A support is provided on the other of the support rods at the opposite end thereof.

Av leg section is slidably mounted in each of the thigh sections and is movable from a retracted position in the corresponding thigh section to an extended position extending from and at a variable angle with the corresponding thigh section. Leg movers are coupled to the leg sections for slidably moving the leg section relative to their corresponding thigh sections and for moving the leg sections angularly relative to the corresponding thigh sections when the leg sections are extended from the corresponding thigh sections. The leg movers have controls for controlling the direction and extent of movement of the leg sections relative to the corresponding thigh sections. A pair of arm sections are each movably mounted in the back section at a corresponding side thereof and are movable from a retracted position in the back section to an extended position extending from and at a variable angle with the corresponding side. Arm movers are coupled to the arm sections for moving the arm sections relative to the corresponding sides of the 'back section and for moving the arm sections angularly relative to the corresponding sides when the arm sections are extended from the corresponding sides. The arm movers have controls for controlling the direction and extent of movement of the arm sections relative to the corresponding sides of the back section.

The base cabinet comprises a waste receptacle movably mounted therein and movable from a retracted position in the base cabinet to an extended position extending from the base cabinet. The base cabinet further comprises a storage space for surgical tools, a sterilization unit, an anesthetists compartment and a set of steps pivotally mounted therein and movable from a retracted position in the base cabinet to an extended position extending frorn substantially the plane of the base portion to substantially the plane of the top of the base cabinet.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS In order that the present invention may be readily carried into effect, it will now be described with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an embodiment of the combination medical examining and operating table of the present invention in retracted or compact condition;

FIG. 2 is a prespective view of the embodiment of FIG. l in expanded condition;

FIG. 3 is a side view of the embodiment of FIG. 1 in retracted condition;

FIG. 4 is an end view of the embodiment of FIG. l, taken along the lines IV-IV of FIG. 3;

FIG. 5 is an end view of the embodiment of FIG. l, taken along the lines V-V of FIG. 3;

FIG. 6 is a fragmentary View, partly in section, of the embodiment of FIG. l, taken along the lines VI--VI of FIG. 3;

FIG. 7 is a view, partly in section, of the embodiment of FIG. l, taken along the lines VII--VII of FIG. 5; and

FIG. 8 is a view, partly in section, of the embodiment of FIG. 1, taken along the lines VIII-VIII of FIG. 7.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT In the figures, the same components are identified by the same reference numerals.

As shown in FIGS. 1 to 5, the combination medical examining and operating table of the present invention comprises a base portion 11. A base cabinet 12 is mounted on the base portion 11. The 'base cabinet 12 is of generally rectangular parallelepiped configuration having a substantially planar top 12a, a substantially planar bottom 12b, a pair of spaced substantially planar ends 12e` and 12d and a pair of spaced substantially planar sides 12e and 12f.

A mid-section 13 is mounted on the top 12a of the base cabinet 12. The mid-section 13 supports the midsection of a patient in substantially horizontal position. The mid-section 13 is of substantially rectangular parallelepiped conguration having opposite substantially parallel sides 13a and 13b.

A back section 14 is pivotally affixed to the side 13b of the mid-section 13. The back section 14 supports the back and head of the patient. The back section 14 is of generally rectangular parallelepiped configuration having a contoured top 14a, a substantially planar bottom 1417, a pair of spaced substantially planar ends 14c and 14d and a pair of spaced substantially planar sides 14e and 14f. The back section 14 is pivotally affixed to the mid-section 13 at the side 13b of said mid-section and at the end 14C of said back section by any suitable means such as, for example, hinges 15 and 16, shown in FIG. 6.

The back section 14 is moved by any suitable back moving apparatus coupled to said back section. The back moving apparatus moves the back section 14 angularly relative to the mid-section and may comprise, for example, electric or hydraulic motors 17 and 18 (FIGS. 6 and 7), and suitable gearing, such as, for example, gears 19, coupling each of said motors to a corresponding one of the hinges 15 and 16.

The back moving apparatus includes any suitable control arrangement for controlling the direction and extent of movement of the back section 14 relative to the midsection 13. Thus, the motors 17 and 18 may be reversible motors connected in circuits for driving them either clockwise or counterclockwise, with each circuit having a push button for controlling the closing thereof and thus the energization and deenergization of the motor connected therein. The push buttons of the control arrangement of the 1back moving apparatus are conveniently positioned in dual control boxes 21 which are positioned on both sides ofthe base 11.

Each of the dual control boxes 21 comprises a plurality of pedals 22a to 22m, which operate corresponding switches or push buttons to control the various operations involved in adjusting the combination table of the present invention, as desired. 'Ihe doctor thus controls the adjustment of the combination table with his feet, so that his hands are free to minister to the patient.

A pair of thigh sections 23 and 24 are pivotally atlixed to the side 13a of the mid-section 13. The thigh sections 23 and '24 support the right and left thighs, respectively, of the patient. The thigh section 23 is of generally rectangular parallelepiped configuration having a substantially planar top 23a, a substantially planar bottom 23b tapering gradually toward said top, a pair of substantially planar ends 23C and 23d and a pair of spaced substantially planar sides 23e and 23f. The thigh section 24 is spaced from the thigh section 23 and is of generally rectangular parallelepiped configuration having a substantially planar top 24a, a substantially planar bottom 24b tapering gradually toward said top, a pair of substantially planar ends 24C and 24d and a pair of spaced substantially planar sides 24e and 241.

The thigh section 23 is pivotally affixed to the mid-section 13 at the side 13a of said mid-section and at the end 23d of said thigh section by any suitable means such as, for example, a hinge 25, shown in FIG. 6. The thigh section 24 is pivotally aixed to the mid-section 13 at the side 13a of said mid-section and at the end 24d of vsaid thigh section by any suitable means such as, for example, a hinge 26, shown in FIG. 6.

The thigh section 23 is moved by any suitable thigh moving apparatus coupled to said thigh section. The thigh moving apparatus moves the thigh section 23 angularly relative to the mid-section 13 and may comprise, for example, an electric or hydraulic motor 27 (FIG. 6), and suitable gearing such as, for example, gears 28, coupling said motor to the hinge 25. The thigh section 24 is moved by any suitable thigh moving apparatus coupled to said thigh section. The thigh moving apparatus moves the thigh section 24 angularly relative to the mid-section 13 and may comprise, for example, an electric or hydraulic motor 29 (FIGS. 6 and 7), and suitable gearing such as, for example, gears 31 (shown in broken lines in FIG. 7), coupling said motor to the hinge 26.

The thigh moving apparatus include-s any suitable control arrangement for controlling the direction and extent of movement of each of the thigh sections .23 and 24 relative to the mid-section 13 and independently from each other. Thus, the motors 27 and 29 may be reversible motors connected in circuits for driving them either clockwise or counterclockwise, with each circuit for each of said motors having a push button for controlling the closing thereof and thus the energization and deenergization of the motor connected therein. The push buttons of the control arrangement of the thigh moving apparatus are conveniently positioned in each control box 21 and are controlled by corresponding ones of the pedals 22a to 22n of said control box.

A guide rail 32 is mounted on the base cabinet 12 and extends around said base cabinet. A pair of independent support rods 33 and 34 are each mounted at one end thereof such as, for example, an end 34a of the support rod 34, on the guide rail 32 for Islidable movement along said guide rail. The support rod 33 has an opposite end 33h which is adjustable in length relative to its one end 33a (not shown in the figs). The support rod 34 has an opposite end 34b which is adjustable in length relative to its one end 34a. Thus, either or both support rods 33 and 34 may comprise telescoping sections.

A source of high intensity light 35 is mounted on the support rod 33 at its end 33b. A support, hook, arrn or veneclisis stand 36 is on the support rod 34 at its end 34b. Any desired number of support rods may be mounted and removed from the guide rail 32, as desired. Any desired type of fixture may be mounted on the appropriate end of a support rod.

A leg section 37 is slidably mounted in the thigh section 23 and is movable from a retracted position, as shown in FIG. l, in a channel formed in said thigh section, to an extended position, as shown in FIG. 2, in which it extends from and is at a variable angle with said thigh section. The leg section 37 supports the right leg of the patient and is of substantially parallelepiped conguration. A leg section 38 is slidably mounted in the thigh section 24 and is movable from a retracted position, as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, in a channel formed in said thigh section, to an extended position, as shown in broken lines in FIG. 3, in which it extends from and is at a variable angle with said thigh section. The leg section 38 supports the left leg of the patient and is of substantially parallelepiped configuration.

The thigh moving apparatus further includes any suitable thigh moving apparatus for moving each of the thigh section 23 and 24 relative to each other, that is, closer together or farther apart, and any suitable control arrangement for controlling the duration and extent of movement of each of the thigh sections 23 and 24 relative to each other. The thigh moving apparatus may thus further comprise, for example, an electric or hydraulic motor 39` (FIG. 7), and suitable gearing such as, for example, gears 41 coupling said motor to the thigh section 24. The thigh section 23 has the same thigh moving apparatus, which is not shown in the figures.

The motor 39 and the corresponding motor for the thigh section -23 may be reversible motors connected in circuits for driving them either clockwise or counterclockwise, with each circuit for each of said motors having a push button for controlling the closing thereof and thuS the energzation and deenergization of the motor connected therein. The push buttons of the control arrangement for the motor 39 and the corresponding motor for the thigh section 23 are conveniently positioned in each control box .21 and are controlled by corresponding ones of the pedals l22a to 22u of said control box.

The thigh section 23 is movable up and down by the `motor 27 and is movable left and right by the motor (not shown in the Figs.) equivalent to the motor 39 (FIGS. 7, 8 and 9). The thigh section 24 is movable up and down by the motor 29 and is movable left and right by the motor 39 (FIGS. 7, 8 and 9).

The leg section 37 is moved by any suitable leg moving apparatus coupled to said leg section. The leg moving apparatus moves the leg section 37 relative to the thigh section 23 and angularly relative to said thigh section and may comprise, for example, an electric or hydraulic motor or motors (not shown in the figures) and a roller or rollers (not shown in the figures) driven by said motor or motors. The leg section 38 is moved by any suitable leg moving apparatus coupled to said leg section. The leg moving apparatus moves the leg section 38 relative to the thigh section 24 and angularly relative to said thigh section and may comprise, for example, an electric or hydraulic motor or motors (not shown in the figures) and a roller or rollers 42 driven by said motor or motors.

The leg moving apparatus includes any suitable control arrangement for controlling the direction and extent of movement of each of the leg sections 37 and 38 relative to the thigh sections 23 and 24, respectively, Thus, the motors (not shown) may be reversible motors connected in circuits for driving them either clockwise or counterclockwise, with each circuit for each of said motors having a push button for controlling the closing thereof and thus the energzation and deenergization of the motor connected therein. The push buttons of the control arrangement of the leg moving apparatus are conveniently positioned in each control box 21 and are controlled by corresponding ones of the pedals 22a. to 22n of said control box.

An arm section 43 (FIG. 6) is pivotally mounted in the back section 14 in a channel formed in said back section and opening on the side 14jc of said back section and is movable from a retracted position in said channel to an extended position, as shown in broken lines in FIG. 6, in which it extends from and is at a variable angle with said side. The arm section 43 supports the right arm of the patient and is of substantially parallelepiped configuration. `jAn arm section 44 (FIGS. l, 2, 3 and 6) is pivotally mounted in the back section 14 in a channel formed in said back section and opening on the side 14e of said back section and is movable from a retracted position in said channel as shown in FIGS. 1, 3 and 6i, to an extended position, as shown in FIG. 2 and as shown in FIG. 6 in broken lines, in which it extends from and is at a variable angle with said side. The arm 44 supports the left arm of the patient and is of substantially parallelepiped coniiguration.

The arm section 43 is moved by any suitable arm moving apparatus coupled to said arm section. The arm moving apparatus moves the arm section 43 relative to the side 14]c of the back section and angularly relative to said side when said arm section is extended from said side and may comprise, for example, an electric or hydraulic motor 45 (FIG. 6) and suitable gears 46 coupling said motor to the arm section 43. The arm section 44 is moved by any suitable arm moving apparatus coupled to said arm section. The arm moving apparatus moves the arm section 44 relative to the side 14e of the back section and angularly relative to said side when said arm section is extended from said side and may comprise, for example. an electric or hydraulic motor 47 (FIG. 6) and suitable gears 48 coupling said motor to the arm section 44.

The arm moving apparatus includes any suitable control arrangement for controlling the direction and extent of movement of each of the arms 43 and 44 relative to the sides 14)c and 14e, respectively, of the back section 14. Thus, the motors 45 and 47 may be reversible motors connected in circuits for driving them either clockwise or counterclockwise, 'with each circuit for each of said motors having a push button for controlling the closing thereof and thus the energzation and deenergization of the motor connected therein. The push buttons of the control arrangement of the arm moving apparatus are conveniently positioned in each control box 21 and are controlled by corresponding ones of the pedals 22a to 2211y of said control box.

If desired, the mid-section 13 may be varied in position relative to the base portion 11 by any suitable means. The mid-section 13 may thus be mounted on a support member 49, as shown in FIGS.` 7 and 8. The support member 49 may have a toothed segment 51 a'ixed thereto and extending in a direction substantially parallel to its axis. A plurality of drive gears 52 driven by motors 53 and 54 may be positioned in coupled or engaging relationship with the toothed segment 51. The motors 53 and 54 may be reversible motors connected in circuits for driving them either clockwise or counterclockwise, with each circuit for each of said motors having a push button for controlling the closing thereof and thus the energzation and deenergization of the motor connected therein. The push buttons of the control arrangement of the motors 53 and 54, which constitute the mid-section moving apparatus, are conveniently positioned in each control box 21 and are controlled by corresponding ones of the pedals 22a to 22m of said control box.

The base cabinet 12 comprises a retractable waste receptacle 55 which is movably mounted in said base cabinet. The waste receptacle 55 is movable from a retracted position in the base cabinet 12, as shown in FIG. l, in which the outer surface of said waste receptacle is flush or coplanar with the end 12a of said waste receptacle, to an extended position extending from said base cabinet, as shown in FIG. 2, in Which said waste receptacle is available for use at said end.

The base cabinet 12 comprises a storage space 56 for surgical tools or the like in the form of cabinets or drawers or a combination of both. The storage space 56 is shown as being accessible from the side 12e of the base cabinet 12, although it may, of course, be accessible from either or both sides 12e and 12f thereof or from the end 12d thereof. The storage space S6 includes a sterilization unit such as, for example, an electrically operated sterilizer.

The base cabinet 12 comprises an anesthetists compartment 57. The anesthetists compartment 57 opens conveniently at the head end of the back section 14, as shown in FIG. 5, to enable rapid and facile access to equipment via a window 58 formed through an end of said compartment. The anesthetists compartment may include, or be replaced by, a push button control panel for all the electrical and electronic components. In this case, the window S8 may house a gage or gages indicating the pressure and volume of oxygen and anesthetics utilized.

A set of steps comprising, for example, a first step 59 and a second step 61 are either pivotally or slidably mounted in the base cabinet. The iii-st and second steps 59 and 61 are movable from retracted positions in the base cabinet 12, as shown in FIGS. l and 3, in which said steps are ush or coplanar with the side 12e, to extended positions, as shown in FIG. 2. In their extended positions, the steps 59 and 61 extend in stages, in the usual manner of steps or stairs, from substantially the plane of the base portion 11 to substantially the plane of the top 12a of the base cabinet 12. Each of the steps 59 and 61 in its extended position is perpendicular to the plane of the side 12e of the base cabinet. Although only two steps are shown, any number of steps may be included.

The set of steps S9, '61 may be mounted in either side 12e or 12f of the base cabinet 12, or even on both sides thereof, The steps enable a patient to mount the base cabinet 12 in order to position herself in the mid-section 13, the back section 14 and the thigh sections 23 and 24.

The base cabinet 12 may include additional accessories, as may the mid-section 13, the back section 14 and the thigh section 23 and 24, although such additional accessories are not shown in the figures, in order to maintain the clarity of illustration. An additional storage cabinet 62 for linens and disposable table covers or blankets or the like may be provided, as shown in FIG. 5. In order to maintain the clarity of illustration, removable and disposable or launderable table covers or sheets and/ or head pads or pillows or mats, normally utilized for the comfort of the patient, are not shown in the figures. Although not shown in the figures, fully retractable and adjustable arm and leg restrainers are included with the equipment. A shelf 63 may also be provided and is retractable.

A high intensity pencil beam light 64 is mounted on the thigh section 23 and a high intensity pencil beam light 65 is mounted on the thigh section 24, as shown in FIG. 6.

The combination medical examining and operating table of the present invention is not only fully utilitarian, practicable and completely effective and ecient for obstetrical examination and treatment, as well as for surgical operations, but it is pleasing, pleasant and attractive to the eye. The various motors may be powered from any suitable source of electrical energy or hydraulic uid, and an independent power unit may be utilized to power the combination table of the present invention in the event of power system failure. An independent power unit may comprise any suitable engine-driven generator set, for example.

Any of the movable components of the combination table of the present invention may be manually controlled, rather than electrically or hydraulically controlled, as described, by suitable apparatus such as, for example. cranks, levers and the like.

The material utilized in the construction of the combination table of the present invention is preferably steel such as, for example, stainless steel sheet and 20 gauge steel although any suitable material such as, for example, glass reinforced plastic or plastic material, may be utilized. The steel may be joined where desired by spot welding, for example. The combination table of the present invention may utilize automotive type hydraulic jacks if hydraulic motive power is utilized. Aircraft type electrical actuators or motors may be utilized if electrical motive power is utilized. The hinge points of the equipment of preferably tubular and nylon bearings are preferably utilized at all friction points to effectuate smooth and silent operation of the equipment.

While the invention has been described by means of a specific example and in a specic embodiment, I do not wish to be limited thereto, for obvious modifications will occur to those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

What is claimed is:

l. A combination medical examining and operating table, comprising:

a base portion;

a base cabinet mounted on said base portion;

a mid-section having opposite sides mounted on said base cabinet for supporting the mid-section of a patient in substantially horizontal position;

a back section pivotally affixed to one side of said mid-section for supporting the back and head of a patient, said back section being angularly movable relative to said mid-section;

back moving means coupled to said back section for moving said back section angularly relative to said mid-section, said back moving means having control means for controlling the direction and extent of movement of said back section relative to said mid-section;

a pair of thigh sections pivotally afxed to another side of said mid-section opposite said one side for supporting the thighs of a patient, said thigh sections being angularly movable relative to said mid-section;

thigh moving means coupled to said thigh sections for moving said thigh sections angularly relative to said mid-section, said thigh moving means having control means for controlling the direction and extent of movement of said thigh moving means relative to said mid-section;

guide means on said base cabinet and extending around said base cabinet;

a pair of independent support rods each mounted at one end thereof on said guide means for slidable movement along said guide means and each having an opposite end adjustable in length relative to the one end thereof;

a source of high intensity light mounted on one of said Support rods at the opposite end thereof; and

support means on the other of said support rods at the opposite end thereof.

2. A combination medical examining and operating table as claimed in claim 1, further comprising a leg section slidably mounted in each of said thigh sections and movable from a retracted position in the corresponding thigh section to an extended position extending from and at a variable angle with said corresponding thigh section and leg moving means coupled to said leg sections for slidably moving said leg sections relative to their corresponding thigh sections and for moving said leg sections l angularly relative to said corresponding thigh sections when said leg sections are extended from said corresponding thigh sections, said leg moving means having control means for controlling the direction and extent of movement of said leg sections relative to the corresponding thigh sections.

3. A combination medical examining `and operating table as claimed in claim 1, wherein said back section has opposite sides, and further comprising a pair of arm sections each movably mounted in said back section at a corresponding side thereof and movable from a retracted position in said back section to an extended position extending from and at a variable angle with said corresponding side and arm moving means coupled to said arm sections for moving said arm sections relative to the corresponding sides of said back section and for moving said arm sections angularly relative to said corresponding sides when said arm sections are extended from said corresponding sides, said arm moving mean having control means for controlling the direction and extent of movement of said arm sections relative to the corresponding sides of said back section.

4. A combination medical examining and operating table as claimed in claim 1, wherein said base cabinet comprises a waste receptacle movably mounted therein and movable from a retracted position in said base cabinet to an extended position extending from said base cabinet.

5. A combination medical examining and operating table as claimed in claim 1, wherein said base cabinet comprises a storage space for surgical tools, an anesthetists compartment and a set of steps pivotally mounted therein and movable from a retracted position in said base cabinet to an extended position extending from substantially the plane of said base portion to substantially the plane of the top of said base cabinet.

6. A combination medical examining and operating table as claimed in claim 2, wherein said back section has opposite sides, and further comprising a pair of arm sections each movably mounted in said back section at a corresponding side thereof and movable from a retracted position in said back section to an extended position extending from and at a variable angle with said corresponding side and arm moving means coupled to said arm sections for moving said arm sections relative to the corresponding sides of said back section and for moving said arm sections angularly relative to said corresponding sides when said arm sections are extended from said corresponding sides, said arm moving means having control means for controlling the direction and extent of movement of said arm sections relative to the corresponding sides of said back section.

7. A combination medical examining and operating table as claimed in claim 6, wherein said base cabinet comprises awaste receptacle movably mounted therein and movable from a retracted position in said base cabinet to an extended position extending from said base caibinet, a storage space for surgical tools, an anesthetists compartment and a set of steps pivotally mounted therein and movable from a retracted position in said base cabinet to an extended position extending from substantially the plane of said base portion to substantially the plane of the top of said base cabinet.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification5/619, 5/623, D24/183, 5/905, 5/618
International ClassificationA61G13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61G13/0018, Y10S5/905
European ClassificationA61G13/00C