Accession Number : AD0163636

Title :   Powered Litter Rack.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Vichness,Jules A. ; Lane,Richard E.

Report Date : 20 SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This invention relates to a powered litter rack and more particularly to a device for quickly loading wounded personnel in stacked relation in a helicopter or other hospital type carrier. A pair of upright and spaced frames are provided each with a pair of powered, upright, endless chains to lift litters bearing the wounded into stacked arrangement in an aircraft. Electric motors drive the chains which have clamps to engage the litters for lifting. A pair of rails fixed to the racks receive the legs of a litter in position for engagement with the clamps.

Descriptors :   (*MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, *PATENTS), MILITARY PERSONNEL, EVACUATION, BATTLES, WOUNDS AND INJURIES

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE