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Title:
THE NURSE'S AID MEDICAL CART
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/231385
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The medical cart is the only product of its kind that features an intake/disposal hose which connects to a waste and hot/cold water tanks for optimal utilization. The medical cart is uniquely designed to be manufactured with optional stainless steel or heavy plastic materials for maximum durability and is intended to be available with adjustable joints to lower and raise the cart as desired and a novel brace which effectively secures the position of the implement to meet any consumer preference.

Inventors:
EVERETT, Vanessa (65 Speir Drive, South Orange, NJ, 07079, US)
Application Number:
US2018/032027
Publication Date:
December 20, 2018
Filing Date:
May 10, 2018
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
EVERETT, Vanessa (65 Speir Drive, South Orange, NJ, 07079, US)
International Classes:
A47K1/02; A61H33/00; B62B3/02; B62B3/10; E03C1/02; E03C1/18; E03C1/32
Foreign References:
US6173458B12001-01-16
US20070192953A12007-08-23
US3801279A1974-04-02
US5978983A1999-11-09
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Claims:
CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1 . A medical cart, said cart comprising:

a handle;

a nozzle;

a plastic drop-in sink;

a basket;

a brace for supporting the cart when said cart is open;

hoses that provide water;

tanks;

a wheel lock; and

adjustable joints.

2. The medical cart according to Claim 1 , wherein said handle allows for pushing the cart from one location to another.

3. The medical cart according to Claim 1 , wherein said nozzle sprays water for hygienic tasks such as bathing, washing hair, and brushing teeth.

4. The medical cart according to Claim 2, wherein said basket is a front wide clip-on basket.

5. The medical cart according to Claim 1 , wherein said tanks are removable.

6. The medical cart according to Claim 5, wherein said tanks are used for refilling or disposing of dirty water.

7. The medical cart to Claim 1 , wherein said adjustable joints provide an easy means of folding up the cart when not in use.

8. The medical cart according to Claim 1 , wherein said cart is portable.

9. The medical cart according to Claim 1 , wherein said hoses comprise two hoses.

10. The medical cart according to Claim 9, wherein said two hoses comprise an intake hose and a disposal hose.

1 1 . The medical cart according to Claim 6, wherein said tanks comprise a water tank and a dump tank.

12. The medical cart according to Claim 1 , wherein said hoses are made of plastic.

Description:
THE NURSE'S AID MEDICAL CART

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

CROSS- REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

[0001 ] The present PCT patent application claims priority benefit of the U.S. Utility Patent Application No.15/622,208 filed on June 14, 2017 and entitled "NURSE'S AID MEDICAL CART" under 35 USC 1 1 1 (a). The contents of this related Utility application are incorporated herein by reference for all purposes to the extent that such subject matter is not inconsistent herewith or limiting hereof.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION:

[0002] The present invention is a medical device. More specifically, the present invention is a medical cart.

DESCRIPTION OF THE RELATED ART:

[0003] There are currently no feasible products on the market that are capable of allowing attendants to bathe their patients without making several trips to the restroom. Individuals who do not have the physical ability to bathe themselves and/or are primarily confined to a bed typically hire home health aides which utilize basins to wash and collect their liquid waste; however this process can be tedious as it often requires caregivers to make frequent trips to the bathroom in order to change the dirty water.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0004] The present invention is an innovative alternative to conventional methods of bathing bedridden patients. [0005] The medical cart includes a cart with a handle, a sink, a front wide clip-on basket, a drain, hoses to fill or rinse the sink, tanks, a pump, a spray nozzle, a wheel lock for stability, adjustable joints for easy fold-up, and a brace to support the cart when open.

[0006] It is an object of the present invention to provide consumers with a portable sink on a cart that holds water via removal water tanks and dispenses it through the connected hose where users can effectively perform hygienic tasks such as bathing, washing hair, and brushing teeth.

[0007] It is an object of the present invention to provide a portable system that affords drainage of dirty water to go through the waste tank located at the bottom.

[0008] It is an object of the present invention to provide a medical cart that is manufactured with optional stainless steel or heavy plastic materials for maximum durability.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0009] The present invention will be described by way of exemplary embodiments, but not limitations, illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which like references denote similar elements, and in which:

[0010] FIG. 1 illustrates a front view of a medical cart with a handle, a sink with a drain, a front wide clip-on basket, hoses to fill or rinse the sink, tanks, a spray nozzle, a wheel lock for stability, adjustable joints for easy fold-up, and a brace to support the cart when open.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ILLUSTRATIVE EMBODIMENTS

[001 1 ] Various aspects of the illustrative embodiments will be described using terms commonly employed by those skilled in the art to convey the substance of their work to others skilled in the art. However, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that the present invention may be practiced with only some of the described aspects. For purposes of explanation, specific numbers, materials and configurations are set forth in order to provide a thorough understanding of the illustrative embodiments. However, it will be apparent to one skilled in the art that the present invention may be practiced without the specific details. In other instances, well-known features are omitted or simplified in order not to obscure the illustrative embodiments.

[0012] Various operations will be described as multiple discrete operations, in turn, in a manner that is most helpful in understanding the present invention, however the order of description should not be construed as to imply that these operations are necessarily order dependent. In particular, these operations need not be performed in the order of presentation.

[0013] The phrase "in one embodiment" is used repeatedly. The phrase generally does not refer to the same embodiment, however, it may. The terms "comprising", "having" and "including" are synonymous, unless the context dictates otherwise.

[0014] Referring now to FIG. 1 , illustrated is a side view of the medical cart 10, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention.

[0015] In FIG.1 , illustrated is a side view of the medical cart 10, including a handle 20, a nozzle which sprays water 40, a plastic drop-in sink with a drain 60, a front wide clip-on basket 80, a brace to support the cart when cart is open 100, hoses that provide water to fill or rinse the sink 1 10, water tanks that are removable for refill or disposal of dirty water 120, a wheel lock for stability 140, and adjustable joints for easy fold-up 160.

[0016] While the present invention has been related in terms of the foregoing embodiments those skilled in the art will recognize that the invention is not limited to the embodiments described. The present invention may be practiced with modification and alteration within the spirit and scope of the appended claims. Thus, the description is to be regarded as illustrative instead of restrictive on the present invention.