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Publication numberUS1078090 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 11, 1913
Filing dateJan 9, 1913
Priority dateJan 9, 1913
Publication numberUS 1078090 A, US 1078090A, US-A-1078090, US1078090 A, US1078090A
InventorsHarry Foss
Original AssigneeHarry Foss
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1078090 A
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1,078,090. Patented Nv. 11, 1913.

Wzesas; Jzyelzr, 5 @ry-7%@ coLuMBx PLANOURAPH co., WASHINGTON, D. C.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 1 1, 1913.

Application filed January 9, 1913. Serial No. 741,111.

To all whom t may concern: t

Be it known that I, HARRY Foss, a citizen of the United States, residing at SantaV Maria, in the county of Santa Barbara and State of California, have invented a new and useful Invalid-Elevator, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a device adapted for lifting invalidls a short distance from a bed, and the object of the inventionv is to provide a portable device which may be easily moved into position and operated with little effort to lift a person a short distance from the bed without unduly disturbing the person lifted.

l'ieil'erring to the drawings :--Figure 1 is a side elevation, showing the device as' in use, dotted lines showing the position of the elevator when not in use. Fig. 2 is a front elevation, dotted lin-es illustrating the bed. Fig. 3 is a p-lan view.` Fig. 4 is a sectional view on line 004-004 Fig. 2, part of the telescopic rod being broken away. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of one standard and the associated telescopic portion. Fig. 6 is a longitudinal section on line :c6-m6 Fig. 3. Fig. 7 is a front elevation of the'reel and part of the standard.

The device comprises two standards 1 and 2, which are adjust-ably connected with each other by means of a telescopic rod 3, comprising a tubular member L1 pivoted at 5 to the standard 1, and a tubular member 6 pivoted at 7 to a standard 2. The member 4L telescopes inside the member 6 and a bolt 8 may be inserted in one of several holes 9 to regulate the length of the telescopic connection and hold the standards the desired distance apart. The standards are provided with casters 10 which enable them to be easily rolled about the floor.

11 designates a wide flexible supporting band which at its ends is detachably connect-ed to cables 12 and 13. Cable 12 extends through the upper end of standard 1, over pulleys 14, thence down along the standard 1, over a pulley 15 and through the standard, and is attached by a hook 16 to an eye 17 in the end of cable 13. Several hooks 16 are provided at diiiierent distances on the cable 12 to permit of adjusting its length. The cable 13 extends from the band 11 over a hook 18 on a reel 19, which is journal/ed in the upper end of the standard 2 and passes down over a pulley 20, through the inside of the hollow7 standard '2, and 'over a pulley 21,

and thence out, and connected at its eye 17 with the hook 16. A crank 22 lis connected to the reel 19 to turn the same and a finger 23 is pivoted on the standard 2 to act as a removable stop to hold the crank 22.

In operation the band 18 will normally lie at all times under the invalid, while the standards may stand at the footof the bed,

as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1, or if de-` sired for use with other beds the standards' maybe easily disconnected 'and rolled from tient the standards are rolled from the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1 to the position shown in full lines in Fig. 1, and the ends of cables 12 and 13 are connected by hooks 211 to the band 11, the latter having been placed under the small of the back of the patient. It should be understood that the band having been once placed in this position need not be removed, as the standards may be simply unhooked from the bands and rolled away when desired. The cables 12 and 13 having been hooked t0 the band the crank 22 is then turned from position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2 to position shown in .full lines in Fig. 2, thereby rotating reel 19 and pulling on both cables 12 and 13 to lift the band into the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2, and lifting the patient with it. The cables will thus be pulled in opposite directions from the band 11, so that the latter is not moved laterally of the bed, and its position is thus maintained cent-rally under the Vpatient and the patient is not moved sidewise but is lifted straight up.

yVlhat I claim is:

1. An invalid elevator comprising standards adjustable toward and from each other and adapted to be placed on each side of a bed, a bandv adapted to pass under the patient, oables connected to oppositeends of said band, and extending to the respective stand ards, said cables being connected together, and means mounted solely on one of said standards for drawing said cables in opposite directions from the band to lift the band and patient.

2. An invalid elevator comprising standards adapted to be placed on each side of a bed, a. band adapted to pass under the patient, cables connected to opposite ends of said band, and extending to the respective standards, said cables being connected to gether, and mea-ns on onelof said standards for drawing said Cables in opposite' directions from the bandto lift the band andV patient, a telescopic connection between said Standards below the bed, said`v connection comprising tvvo members each of Which is Y of, afbe'd; casters supporting the standards, a

ilexible band adapted to be arranged under Y thefpatient, saidfbandbeing connected with both l of said standards and means kmounted solelyA on one of said.V standard:sfiorl lifting both ends of said band to elevate ,the patient. f 4,- Angnvalid elevator Comprising Staldwards', a bandadaptedftobe arrangedl under the patient, cables conneeted to opposite ends oisaid; band, sheaves on the upper end of oinezo'if said standards and at allinterrnediate :part Qsaidfstandard, reelfat the upper endfof theotherstandard, and a s heave at an intermediate point thejlat'ter standard, ahooylr'on said reel,y one of said cables beinglooped over said hook and passing over sheaves on the assoeiated standard,

*l the` other ofl said cables passing over the Genies oi this patentmay be obtained Vfor sheaves on the other standard, said cables being connected together below the bed, and :fr

ends of said band, sheaves on the upper end 1 ofV one of said standards and at an intermediate part of said standard, a reel at the upper end of the other standard, and a sheave at an intermediate point of the latter standard, a hooli1 on said reel, one of said cables being looped over said hook and passingover the sheaves on the associated standard, the other of said cables passing over the sheaves on the other standard, said cables beingl connected together below the bed, a crankY for turning the reel, means for lockingfsaidcranlr from rotation, and means' for adjustably connecting togetherL the lower ends of said.,.cabl'es.`

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand at Los Angeles, California, this 2d day oi January, 1913.

HARRY FOSS. In presence ofr- Grenen T. Ijlnonnni,


ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C. v

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U.S. Classification5/86.1, 5/129
Cooperative ClassificationA61G7/1046