EP1864637B1 - Standing seat with reclining back - Google Patents

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EP1864637B1
EP1864637B1 EP07109387A EP07109387A EP1864637B1 EP 1864637 B1 EP1864637 B1 EP 1864637B1 EP 07109387 A EP07109387 A EP 07109387A EP 07109387 A EP07109387 A EP 07109387A EP 1864637 B1 EP1864637 B1 EP 1864637B1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
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    • A61GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
    • A61G5/00Chairs or personal conveyances specially adapted for patients or disabled persons, e.g. wheelchairs
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    • A61G5/1054Large wheels, e.g. higher than the seat portion
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
    • A61G5/00Chairs or personal conveyances specially adapted for patients or disabled persons, e.g. wheelchairs
    • A61G5/10Parts, details or accessories
    • A61G5/12Rests specially adapted therefor, e.g. for the head or the feet
    • A61G5/128Rests specially adapted therefor, e.g. for the head or the feet for feet
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
    • A61G5/00Chairs or personal conveyances specially adapted for patients or disabled persons, e.g. wheelchairs
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    • A61G5/1056Arrangements for adjusting the seat
    • A61G5/1067Arrangements for adjusting the seat adjusting the backrest relative to the seat portion

Description

  • The present invention relates to wheelchairs, particularly but not exclusively, wheelchairs, which are used by the disabled and disabled and it aims, indifferently, wheelchairs, folding or not.
  • It is undeniable that wheelchairs have provided mobility opportunities for the disabled and the disabled. These wheelchairs have, however, several drawbacks due to the fact that users can only occupy a sitting position, otherwise maintained in general for relatively long periods.
  • Such a position is not able to bring rehabilitation to everyday life and does not facilitate social contacts. In addition, such a sitting position, maintained for relatively long periods of time, is responsible for physical degradation, such as loss of angular amplitude of the lower limbs, defective blood circulation, slowing of the digestive and intestinal functions, bone fragility, etc.
  • To overcome the disadvantages above, it has been proposed chairs whose frame supports an articulated structure comprising a backrest, a seat and a footrest. Such a structure is mounted articulated by the seat on a horizontal front axis, perpendicular to the vertical plane of symmetry of the frame. The articulated structure can be controlled with complete motorization or assistance, to move the seat from a lowering position to an elevation position and vice versa. Such chairs are generally referred to as "lift or lift chairs".
  • That the source of power, controlling or allowing to control the raising and lowering of the articulated structure, is based on electrical energy, elastic cylinders, in particular gas, or purely manual, the chairs of the type above have certainly solved, for a large part, the disadvantages arising from the use of a conventional chair.
  • This is certainly the reason for the success of such chairs for a number of years already. For reference, it is possible to quote the patent FR 2,529,456 which is precisely relative to such a design of a standing chair.
  • Although satisfactory, such chairs seem to have given rise to a comfort objection relating, in particular, to the nature of the articulated structure for raising or lowering, in a maximum safety position, the invalid or disabled subject.
  • It is necessary to take into account the articulated nature of this structure which can pass from a traditional seat position to a position of elevation or verticalization in which the various segments constituting it are substantially aligned in the extension of each other , in a pseudo-vertical direction.
  • To meet the anatomical requirement in the various positions that can be occupied, the articulated structure is composed of a seat element, a backrest element and a footrest element which must therefore be able to occupy relatively a general position of the seat or seat type and be placed in the extension of each other in the standing or standing position.
  • In order to allow this raising-lowering movement, the articulated structure is constituted by two lateral symmetrical articulated systems each comprising a first deformable quadrilateral contributing to the support of the seat, composed of two bars, respectively upper and lower, articulated on the part front of a frame and linked to their rear part by a spacer. Each lateral articulated system also comprises a second deformable quadrilateral contributing to the support of the footrest, and a backrest frame which is articulated on the first quadrilateral, opposite the second quadrilateral, via the room spacer at least and which comprises at least one integral amount of the spacer.
  • The chair comprises, finally, a maneuvering assembly, interposed between the side assemblies and the chassis and assuming a function of controlling and controlling the relative pivoting of the lateral assemblies of a lowering position at a position of elevation of the structure relative to the frame and vice versa.
  • Such a design of the chair gives complete satisfaction with regard to its use sitting or standing. However, in the case of long periods of use, it has become apparent that the impossibility of temporarily tilting the backrest to the rear, or even of placing the whole of the seat structure in an extended or semi-recumbent position, could constitute a source of discomfort.
  • Thus, it has appeared the need for a standing chair whose articulated structure allows a tilting of the adjustable backrest on demand and, optionally, an inclination of the entire seating structure to place it in a lying or semi-reclining position. lengthened while maintaining the functionality of verticalization and that with a structure as light as possible (see for example WO-A-7900647 ).
  • In order to achieve this object, the invention relates to a chair lift for disabled and disabled, comprising a frame supporting an articulated structure supporting a backrest, a seat, a footrest and being movable between a seated position and a vertical position. According to the invention as claimed the standing chair is characterized in that the articulated structure comprises:
    • An articulated support system for the seat and backrest comprising:
      • At least one deformable quadrilateral which comprises at least:
        • ■ an upper spar,
        • A rear spacer articulated at the rear by a pivot on the upper spar and rigidly connected to an amount contributing to the support of the backrest,
        • An anterior spacer hinged at the front by a pivot on the upper spar to be rotatable relative to the chassis to a maximum rotational position defined by stroke limiting means,
        • ■ and a lower spar that is hinged at the front by a pivot on the front spacer and at the rear a pivot on the spacer posterior, the upper or lower spar contributing to the support of the seat and being articulated at the front on the frame by a pivot to be rotatable between, on the one hand, the seating position in which the spar articulated on the frame is supported on a seat abutment supported by the frame and, on the other hand, the vertical position,
    • And operating means which are interposed between the frame and the rear spacer or the spar which is not articulated directly on the chassis and which are adapted for, by a displacement of the spar which is not hinged directly on the frame, on the one hand, ensure adjustment of the inclination of the backrest member when the articulated spar on the frame rests on the seating abutment and, on the other hand, verticalize the articulated structure when the front spacer has reached its maximum rotational position.
  • The kinematics adopted for the upright chair according to the invention makes it possible to perform in a particularly simple manner the tilt adjustment function at the request of the backrest. In addition, this inclination at the request of the folder is provided with the same maneuvering means as those for verticalization. Thus, in the case where the actuating means are constituted by a motorized jack, it is the same jack which allows to control the inclination of the backrest and the verticalization so that these two functions can be motorized with an increase in the total weight from the lower armchair to that required by a kinematics imposing engines or different electrified cylinders for the movement of inclination of the backrest and for the movement of verticalization. Of course, according to the invention, the operating means of the articulated structure are not necessarily motorized and can be operated manually.
  • According to the invention this can be either the lower spar or the upper spar which is articulated directly by a pivot on the frame, the other spar is not hinged directly on the frame. Similarly, the seat can be supported by either the upper spar or the lower spar.
  • In a preferred embodiment, the upper spar contributes to the support of the seat and is articulated at the front on the frame by a pivot to be movable in rotation between, on the one hand, the sitting position in which the upper spar rests on the seating abutment) carried by the frame and, on the other hand, the vertical position while the front spacer is rotatable relative to the frame to a maximum rotational position which corresponds to a maximum recoil position and which is defined by stroke limiting means. The actuating means are then interposed between the frame and the lower spar and are adapted for, by a displacement of the lower spar, on the one hand, ensure adjustment of the inclination of the backrest amount when the upper spar bears on the seating abutment and, on the other hand, verticalize the articulated structure when the anterior spacer has reached its position of maximum rotation or recoil. This embodiment has the particular advantage of keeping the seat still while adjusting the inclination of the backrest and place most of the movable elements of the articulated structure under the seat thus reducing the risk of injury by pinching of the seat. the user of the upright seat.
  • According to the invention, the support system of the footrest can be made in any appropriate manner and for example implement a deformable polygon distinct from the quadrilateral supporting the seat and the backrest.
  • In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the articulated structure comprises a support system of the footrest comprising at least one leg segment which is integral with the footrest and which is rigidly connected to the anterior spacer.
  • This preferred embodiment has the advantage of linking the inclination of the footrest to that of the backrest so as to raise the footrest when the backrest is inclined to place the seat structure formed by the backrest, the seat and the footrest in an extended or semi-recumbent position.
  • It should be noted that, according to the invention, the notion of rigid connection between the leg segment and the anterior spacer and between the rear spacer and the upright simply means that the movement of the seat structure does not affect neither on the angle between the tibial segment and the anterior spacer nor on the angle between the upright and the posterior spacer. This notion of rigid connection does not exclude the possibility of an adjustment made, for example in the workshop, of the angle between the leg segment and the anterior spacer, on the one hand, and the angle between the amount and the posterior spacer, on the other hand, for example to take into account the morphology of the user of the lift chair according to the invention.
  • According to one characteristic of the invention and in order to increase the comfort of the user of the chair according to his posture and the position of the seat structure, the support system of the footrest comprises at least:
    • ■ a carriage on which is fixed the footrest and which is adapted to the leg segment so as to be movable in translation relative to the anterior spacer,
    • And means for adjusting the position of the carriage according to the angle formed by the upper spar and the anterior spacer.
  • According to another characteristic of the invention aimed at providing maximum stability of the chair in the upright position, the carriage and the means for adjusting the position of the carriage are adapted to bring the carriage and / or the footrest resting on the ground when the articulated structure is in a vertical position.
  • According to yet another characteristic of the invention, the articulated system for supporting the backrest seat comprises means for locking the deformation of the deformable quadrilateral. This characteristic of the invention makes it very advantageously possible, by a simple action of the actuating means, to pass directly from the position verticalized to an extended position without going through the sitting position and vice versa.
  • According to a preferred embodiment, the deformable quadrilateral defined by the connecting pivots between the longitudinal members and the spacers is chosen to be a parallelogram. Indeed, the adoption of this form makes it easier to adjust the chair being understood that it is possible to adopt other shapes for the deformable quadrilateral while being preferably close to a form of a perfect parallelogram.
  • According to one characteristic of the invention, the position of the abutment is adjustable so as to allow adjustment of the seat attitude when the articulated structure is in the seating position.
  • According to yet another characteristic of the invention, the upright chair comprises means for stabilizing the maximum retracted position of the anterior spacer. The implementation of such stabilizing means reduces parasitic movements during verticalization so as to provide greater comfort and a sense of security to the wheelchair user.
  • In a preferred but not strictly necessary embodiment, the means for stabilizing the maximum retracted position of the front spacer then comprise at least one gas spring articulated by pivots on, on the one hand, the chassis and, d on the other hand, the lower spar. More particularly preferably but not necessary, the axis of the connecting pivot of the spring with the chassis is arranged to be aligned with the axis of the connecting pivot between the anterior spacer and the lower spar when the anterior spacer is in the maximum recoil position. Adopting this configuration for the position of the pivots makes it possible to keep the elongation of the gas spring constant throughout the verticalization movement, thus further reducing the parasitic displacements that may occur during this movement.
  • In a preferred embodiment, the chassis of the verticalization chair according to the invention is equipped with wheels so as to constitute a wheelchair with motorized or manual movements according to whether or not certain wheels are equipped with an electric motor.
  • Of course, the various features of the invention mentioned above can be implemented with each other in different combinations when they are not incompatible or exclusive of each other.
  • Furthermore, various other features of the invention will emerge from the description given below with reference to the accompanying drawings which show, by way of non-limiting examples, an embodiment of the object of the invention.
  • The Fig. 1 is a perspective of a standing wheelchair according to the invention in a sitting position.
  • The Fig. 2 is a perspective analogous to the Fig. 1 without the means of maintaining the legs, nor the big left wheel and its housing.
  • The Fig. 3 is a rear three quarter perspective, similar to the Fig. 2 , chair in vertical position or standing.
  • The Fig. 4 and 5 are longitudinal sections according to plane IV-IV of the Fig. 2 standing chair.
  • The Fig. 6 is an elevation in left view of the perspective of the Fig. 3 .
  • The Fig. 7 to 9 are schematic diagrams of the kinematics of the chair respectively, in sitting position, semi-elongated position and in a vertical position, on these views only are shown the elements necessary for understanding the principle of operation of the chair according to the invention.
  • The aim of the invention is to allow easy adjustment by the user of the inclination of the backrest of a wheelchair, as illustrated in FIGS. Fig. 1 to 3 , and designated as a whole by the reference 1, to provide the best possible comfort for the wheelchair user.
  • Such a chair 1 comprises a frame 2, composed of two lateral half-frames 3 and 4, joined together by crosspieces 5 and 6. These different constituent elements define a carrying frame provided with drive wheels 10 and steerable steerable wheels 11.
  • As illustrated, the frame 2 corresponds to a chair of rigid design, but it is obvious that a substantially similar conformation could be retained for a folding chair. Indeed, in such a case, the rigid sleepers 5 and 6 are then replaced by folding elements of known design.
  • The chassis 2 , described above, is equipped with a verticalizer device which is designed as an articulated structure 12 carried by the frame 2. The articulated structure 12 comprises at least one and according to the example illustrated exactly one deformable quadrilateral 13 better visible Fig. 4 to 6 on which it is materialized in mixed lines. The deformable quadrilateral 13 is also visible on the schematic diagrams of Fig. 7 to 9 .
  • The deformable quadrilateral 13 comprises at least one and, according to the illustrated example, two upper beams 14 and 15 respectively disposed on the left and right sides of the chair 1. The two upper longitudinal members 14 and 15 contribute to the support of the visible seat A to the Fig. 3 . The upper beams 14 and 15 are each articulated at the front on the frame 2 by a pivot 16,17 horizontal axis. Of course, the axes of rotation of the pivots 16 and 17 are aligned or merged.
  • The deformable quadrilateral 13 also comprises at least one and, according to the illustrated example, exactly a rear spacer 20 made here in the form of a cross member. The rear spacer 20 is then hinged to the rear of the upper longitudinal members 14 and 15 by pivots 21 and 22 whose axes are horizontal and substantially merged or aligned. The rear spacer 20 rigidly connected to at least one and, according to the example shown, to two uprights 24 and 25 disposed on either side of the articulated structure 12 each substantially in alignment with a spar 14 15. The amounts 24 and 25 contribute to the support of a file D visible to the Fig. 3 and are connected by a rear crossmember 26. The reference to a rigid connection does not exclude a possibility of adjusting the angle α between each upright 24,25 and the rear spacer 20 and is to be understood as meaning that the angle α remains constant during the raising / lowering and lowering movements of the articulated structure 12.
  • The deformable quadrilateral 13 also comprises at least one and, according to the illustrated example, exactly an anterior spacer 27 which, according to the illustrated example, is in the form of a cross member. The anterior spacer 27 is hinged at the front on each of the upper longitudinal members 14 and 15 by a pivot, respectively, 28 and 29. The axes of the pivots 28 and 29 are horizontal and substantially merged. Furthermore, according to the illustrated example, the axes of the pivots 28 and 29 are merged with the axes of the pivots 16 and 17. However, such a configuration is not necessary for the realization of an articulated support system of the seat of the folder according to the invention and the axes of the pivots 28 and 29 could be offset and distinct from the axes of the pivots 16 and 17.
  • The deformable quadrilateral 13 finally comprises at least one and, according to the illustrated example, exactly a lower spar 35 which is articulated at the front on the anterior spacer by a pivot 36 of horizontal axis and at the rear on the posterior spacer by a pivot 37 of axis also horizontal. It thus appears that the pivots 36 and 37, as well as the pairs of pivots 21, 22 and 28 , 29 define the vertices of the deformable quadrilateral 13 which has, according to the illustrated example, a parallelogram shape.
  • In order to provide support for a footrest R, the articulated structure 12 further comprises, as support system of the footrest R, at least one and, according to the illustrated example, two leg segments 40 and 41 which are rigidly connected to the anterior spacer 27. As in the case of the uprights 24 and 25, the reference to a rigid connection does not exclude here a possibility of adjusting the angle β between each leg segment 40, 41 and the anterior spacer 27 and is to be understood as meaning that the angle β remains constant during the raising / lowering and lowering movements of the articulated structure 12. The support system of the tightrum further comprises two carriages 42 and 43 which are each adapted to a tibial segment respectively 40 and 41 so as to be movable in translation on the corresponding tibial segment relative to the anterior spacer 27. Each carriage 42 and 43 is then connected to the respective spar 14 and 15 by means 44, 45 for adjusting the position of the carriage relative to the angle formed by the upper spar and the anterior spacer as will appear later. The footrest R is then fixed to the carriages 42 and 43. In order to facilitate the reading of the schematic diagrams, the carriages and the means for adjusting their positions have not been represented in FIGS. Fig. 7 to 9 .
  • The articulated structure 12 thus formed is thus movable between a sitting position P1 as illustrated in FIGS. Fig. 1, 2 , 4 and 7 and a verticalized position P2 as illustrated in Fig. 3 , 6 , and 9 . To ensure its movements, the articulated support system of the seat and the backrest comprises operating means 50 which are interposed between the frame 2 and the lower spar 35. According to the illustrated example, the operating means are formed by an electric jack 50 powered by a battery 51 and controlled by means of a wired remote control not shown.
  • In sitting position P1, the upper side members 14 and 15 come to rest each on a seat abutment 52, 53 carried by the frame 2. Preferably, the position or height of the abutments 52,53 relative to the chassis 2 is adjustable to allow adjustment of the inclination in the P1 sitting position of the upper rails 14 and 15 and therefore of the base of the seat A.
  • When the upper longitudinal members 14 and 15 bear against the stops 52, 53, action of the operating means 50 on the lower spar 35 makes it possible to pivot the anterior cross member 27 and the rear crossmember 20 about their axes of rotation 28, 29 and 21,22. Thus, a retraction of the electric jack 50, in the direction of the arrow F1 advances the lower beam 35 and thus the front cross members 27 and 20, which allows to simultaneously tilt the leg segments 40,41 and the back uprights 24 and 25 for placing the standing chair according to the invention in semi-recumbent position P3 as illustrated in FIGS. Fig. 5 and 8 . It should be noted that depending on the possible magnitude of the displacement of the actuating means 50, the movement of the lower spar 35 may allow to place the articulated structure in a completely elongated position, not shown.
  • From the semi-recumbent position P3 , an action in the opposite direction of the operating means 50 , here in the direction of an extension of the cylinder as indicated by the arrow F2 pushes back the lower spar 35 so as to make pivoting the spacers or the anterior cross members 27 and posterior 20 until the rotation of the anterior cross member 27 is stopped by stroke limiting means 55. Fig. 7 and 8 , the stroke limiting means are shown schematically by a stop carried by the frame on which abuts the anterior spacer 27. According to the embodiment shown in FIGS. Fig. 1 to 6 , the stroke limiting means are formed by roller stops against which abut the carriages 42 and 43 carried by the leg segments 40,41. Given the rigid nature of the connection between the leg segments 40, 41, and the anterior cross member 27, it stops the rearward movement of the latter.
  • The raising seat 1 is then in the sitting position P1 and if the cylinder 50 continues its extension movement, the upper rails 14,15 and lower 35 rise up to place the articulated structure 12 in vertical position P2 .
  • From the verticalized position P2 and insofar as the deformation of the deformable quadrilateral 13 is free, a movement in the opposite direction of the operating means and thus a retraction in the direction of the arrow F1 of the jack 50 induces a folding of the articulated structure 12 to return to the sitting position P1. On the other hand, insofar as it is implemented means 56 for blocking the deformation of the deformable quadrilateral 13, it is possible to go from the verticalized position P2 to a lying down without going through the sitting position P1. According to the invention, the locking means 56 can be made in any appropriate way. According to the illustrated example, the locking means 56 are formed by a lockable abutment carried by the upper longitudinal members 14 and 15 and against which the lower beam 35 bears in the verticalized position P2. Of course, the locking means 56 could be made in another way, for example in the form of a telescopic segment which would constitute a diagonal of the deformable quadrilateral 13 and whose elongation would be lockable.
  • Furthermore, in order to avoid parasitic movements of the articulated structure 12, in particular during the transition from the vertical position P2 to the sitting position P1, it is also implemented means 57 for stabilizing the maximum backward position of the anterior spacer 27 bearing against the stops 55. According to the illustrated example, the stabilizing means 57 comprise gas springs interposed between the frame 2 and the lower spar 35. Each gas spring 57 is then linked by a pivot 58 to the frame 2 and a pivot 59 to the lower beam 35. The pivots 58 are then arranged to have a horizontal axis substantially aligned or coincident with the axis of the pivot 36 when the anterior spacer is in its maximum back position in abutment against The stop 55. This advantageous arrangement of the invention thus avoids any variation in the length of the gas springs during the vertical movement. Moreover, in addition to ensuring a stabilization of the maximum recoil position, the gas springs 57 also provide reversible automatic locking of the maximum retracted position of the spacer or anterior cross member 27.
  • As has been stated above and in order to ensure optimum comfort for the wheelchair user, the distance between the anterior spacer 27 and the footrest R is modified according to the configuration of the articulated structure 12 and in particular of the the angle between the leg segments 40, 41 and the upper longitudinal members 14,15. For this purpose, the adjustment means 44 and 45 comprise, as shown more particularly by the Fig. 6 , a spreader 60 articulated by a central pivot to the anterior spacer 27. One end of the spreader 60 is connected by a link 61 to a carriage 42,43 while the other end of the spreader 60 is connected by a link 62 to a spar 14 15. The adjustment means 44 and 45 are then adapted to allow an increase in the distance between the carriage 42, 43 and the anterior spacer 27 when the angle between the latter and the upper longitudinal members 14,15 increases and vice versa. In a preferred embodiment, the adjustment means 44 and 45 and the carriages 42 and 43 are adapted so that the footrest R and / or the lower end of the carriages 42 and 43 come into contact with the ground when the articulated structure 12 is in vertical position P2. This last characteristic then makes it possible to guarantee the stability of the chair in this verticalized position P2.
  • According to the example illustrated and described above, the articulated structure 12 comprises two upper longitudinal members 14,15, a lower spar 35 and two uprights 24,25. However, it is also possible to achieve the articulated structure 12 with a single upper spar and a single amount or with more than two upper and lower spars and two or more amounts. Similarly, it can be implemented one, two or more leg segments associated with as many trolleys, being understood that the implementation of trolleys is not strictly necessary and that the footrest could be directly attached to the or leg segments.
  • Similarly, according to the example illustrated and described above, it is implemented a so-called extension function of the footrest by the carriages 42 and 43 and the adjustment means 44,45 . It could also be envisaged to implement a similar function at the file level. This so-called extension function of the backrest would be provided by trolleys carrying the file D and being adapted on the amounts 24,25 . The carriages would be associated with means for adjusting the distance between the backrest carriages and the rear spacer 20 as a function of the angle between the rear spacer and the upper longerons 14,15.
  • Furthermore, according to the drawings it is the upper beams which are articulated directly on the frame and the lower beam which is not articulated directly on the frame. However, a reverse configuration can be envisaged so that the lower spar is directly articulated at the front on the frame and the upper spars will not be directly articulated on the frame while preferably supporting the seat although another configuration is possible. The operating means will then be interposed between the frame and at least one of the upper longitudinal members. Adjusting the inclination of the backrest will then be done by pivoting the anterior spacer backwards, and from an inclined position of the backrest or semi recumbent chair the operating means will move forward the spacer prior to a maximum position of rotation forward to then ensure the verticalization of the articulated structure by raising the side members.
  • Of course, various other modifications can be made to the lift chair without departing from the scope of the present invention.

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  1. A stand-up wheelchair for disabled people and invalids, comprising a frame (2) supporting a hinged structure (12) supporting a seat back (D), a seat (A), a footrest (R), and being mobile between a seated position (P1) and an upright position (P2), characterised in that the hinged structure comprises:
    ■ a hinged support system of the seat (A) and of the seat back (D) comprising at least:
    ■ an upper side rail (14, 15);
    ■ a rear spacer (20) hinged at the rear by a pivot (21, 22) on the upper side rail (14, 15) and attached rigidly to an upright (24, 25) contributing to support of the seat back (D);
    ■ a front spacer (27) hinged at the front by a pivot (28, 29) on the upper side rail (14, 15) and mobile in rotation relative to the frame (2) as far as a maximum rotation position defined by travel limitation means (55); and
    ■ a lower side rail (35) which is hinged at the front by a pivot (36) on the front spacer (27) and at the rear a pivot (37) on the rear spacer (20), the upper (14, 15) or lower (35) side rail contributing to support of the seat and being hinged at the front on the frame (2) by a pivot (16, 17) to be mobile in rotation between, on the one hand, the seated position (P1) in which the side rail hinged on the frame is supported on a seat bearing (52, 53) carried by the frame (2) and, on the other hand, the upright position (P2),
    ■ with the axes of rotation (21, 22/37/36/28, 29) of the spacers (20/27) on the side rails (14, 15, 35) defining the tops of a deformable quadrilateral (13); and
    ■ sole manoeuvring means (50) which are interposed between the frame (2) and the rear spacer or the side rail which is not hinged on the frame and which are adapted to move the side rail which is not hinged on the frame, on the one hand, to ensure adjustment of the inclination of the seat back upright (24, 25) by rotating the uprights (24, 25) about the pivots (21, 22) and, on the other hand, to bring upright the hinged structure (12) when the front spacer (27) has reached its maximum rotation position.
  2. The stand-up wheelchair according to claim 1, characterised in that:
    ■ the upper side rail (14, 15) contributes to the support of the seat (A) and is hinged at the front on the frame (2) by a pivot (16, 17) to be mobile in rotation between, on the one hand, the seated position (P1) in which the upper side rail (14, 15) is supported on the seat bearing (52, 53) carried by the frame (2) and, on the other hand, the upright position (P2);
    ■ the front spacer (27) is mobile in rotation relative to the frame (2) as far as a maximum rotation position which corresponds to a maximum return position and which is defined by travel limitation means (55); and
    ■ the manoeuvring means (50) are interposed between the frame (2) and the lower side rail (35) and are adapted, by displacement of the lower side rail, on the one hand, to ensure adjustment of the inclination of the seat back upright (24, 25) when the upper side rail (14, 15) is supported on the seat bearing (52, 53) and, on the other hand, to verticalise the hinged structure (12) when the front spacer (27) has reached its maximum position of rotation or return.
  3. The stand-up wheelchair according to claim 1 or claim 2, characterised in that the hinged structure (12) comprises a support system of the footrest comprising at least a leg segment (40, 41) which is integral with the footrest (R) and which is connected rigidly to the front spacer (27).
  4. The stand-up wheelchair according to claim 3, characterised in that the support system of the footrest comprises at least:
    ■ a carriage (42, 43) on which is fixed the footrest (R) and which is adapted on the leg segment (40, 41) so as to be mobile in translation relative to the front spacer; and
    ■ means (44, 45) for adjustment of the position of the carriage as a function of the angle formed by the upper side rail (14, 15) and the front spacer (27).
  5. The stand-up wheelchair according to claim 4, characterised in that the carriage (42, 43) and the means (44, 45) of adjustment of the position of the carriage are adapted to guide the carriage and/or the footrest supported on the ground when the hinged structure is in the upright position (P2).
  6. The stand-up wheelchair according to any one of claims 1 to 5, characterised in that the hinged support system of the seat of the seat back comprises locking means (56) of deformation of the deformable quadrilateral.
  7. The stand-up wheelchair according to any one of claims 1 to 6, characterised in that the deformable quadrilateral (13) defined by the link pivots (21, 22/37/36/28, 29) between the side rails (14, 15/35) and the spacers (20/27) is a parallelogram.
  8. The stand-up wheelchair according to any one of claims 1 to 7, characterised in that the position of the thrust bearing (52, 53) is adjustable so as to enable adjustment of the base of the seat (A) when the hinged structure is in the seated position (P1).
  9. The stand-up wheelchair according to any one of claims 1 to 8, characterised in that it comprises means (57) for stabilisation of the maximum rotation position of the front spacer.
  10. The stand-up wheelchair according to claim 9, characterised in that the upper side rail (14, 15) is hinged on the frame (2) and in that the stabilisation means of the maximum rotation position of the front spacer comprise a gas spring (57) hinged by pivots (58, 59) on, on the one hand, the frame (2) and, on the other hand, the lower side rail (35).
  11. The stand-up wheelchair according to claim 10, characterised in that the axis of the link pivot (58) of the spring with the frame being arranged to be aligned with the axis of the link pivot (36) between the front spacer (27) and the lower side rail (35) when the front spacer is in the maximum rotation position.
  12. The stand-up wheelchair according to any one of claims 1 to 11, characterised in that the manoeuvring means (50) comprise a motorised jack.
  13. The stand-up wheelchair according to any one of claims 1 to 12, characterised in that the frame is equipped with wheels (10, 11).
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