US 1120964 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. H. NEEL.
APPLICATION PILED mm: 3,1913.
1,120,964 Patented Dec. 15, 1914.
JOHN H. NEEL, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
Specification of Letters Patet.
Patented Dec, 15, 1914.
Application filed .Tune 3, 1913. Serial No. ?71,427.
' '0 all 'who/n. 'it may cowcrn Be it known that I, JOHN H. NEEL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Therapeutic Apparatus, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to therapeutie ap paratus, and the principal object is to provide a magnetic device in which a person may be subjected to the lines of force formed between a series of magnets.
It is also an object to provide means for adjusting the relation of the magnets so that the latter may be arranged to accommodate persons of different size.
It is a further object to provide a magnetic device of the above character on a movable base so that it can be readily adjusted.
In the drawings accompanying this specification and forming therewith the application for Letters Patent: Figure l is a front elevation of the device, showing the diagrammatic arrangement of the wiring connected therewith. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the structure showing the adjusted position in dotted lines. Fig. 3 is a perspective detail of one of the magnetic windings.
More specifically in the drawings, 5 designates a base formed of two parts aeting as a fioor upon which a person may stand, the lower portion 6 of this floor being proied with a plurality of supporting castors "i". This lower plate forming the floor is reeessd or rabbeted for a greater portion of its surface 'and is adapted to receive a movable section 8 which is provided with a longitudinally disposed slot 9 which ex-.
tends from its inner edge outward and is adapted to form a sliding connection with the bolt 10 which is threaded into the lower section 6 at a suitable point so that the section of the floor 8 may be slidably adjusted in relation to the plate 6. Mounted upon the unrecessed upper surface of the plate 6 is an upright standard 11 preferably located near the outer edge of the plate and formed either of soft iron or built up of laminated strips having a plurality of extensions 12, 14: and 15, which are preferably formed as cubical bodies. Suitable brackets 16 secure and support this standard in relation to the plates G and the oppositely disposed end of the plate 8 is similarly provided with brackets 17 which support and hold in the same relation on this plate 8 a standard 18 similar to the standard 11 and having its cubical extensions in the same plane and registering with those on the standard ll. Mounted on each one of these cubical extensions and acting as a support therefor are winding drums 19 having a winding 20 thereon of suitable insulated wire, the central aperture through these drums having the same conguration as the cubical extensions so that they fit thereon, and the free ends of the wire forming the coils may be joined to the wiring of the adjacent coils to form a series of independent electric magnets. For convenience in description each one of these coils as shown in Fig. l is designated 21, 22 and 23 being mounted on the extensions on the standard 11 with their windings joined in series, the upper coil 23 on the standard ll being joined by the wire 24 to the coil 25 on the upper extension of the standard 18,
this coil 25 being connected in series with the coils 26 and 27 on the next sueceeding extensions on the core 18. The wire 28 connects the coil 27 to a switch 30, the wire 29 connecting the coil 21 to the oppositely disposed connection on the same double pole switch. The other two connections on this switch are connected by wires 31 and 32 to a direct current generator 33 having a shunt wiring 34 with a rheostat 35 connected in the generator winding eircuit.
The series of coils on one standard are preferably arranged so that the polarities are alternated as shown in the drawings, the
oppositely disposed coil affecting the cubical core being so arranged that its magnetie pole is of the opposite polarity, and so on in succession so that the lines of force may travel from one pole to the oppositely disposed pole, and a patient standing on the floor intermediate of these poles will be bathed and saturated with the magnetic influence. As clearly shown in Fig. 2the plate 8 and its standard 18 may be adjusted longitudinally to aceomodate any variations desired'to bring the magnet poles closer together or disposed at a greater distance a found necessary.
What I claim is:
1. A therapeutic device of the character described,'comprising a base formed of a plurality of overlappng members, a slot being formed in one of said members, a screw supported in the other of said members to adjust said members in relation to each 10&
other, an iron standard mounted on each of .said members, having extensions formed thereon and adapted to register with exte'' sons on the oppositely disposed standard, coils of Wire mounted on each of said extensons, and means to electrcally energize said f base having extensions outwardly disposed therefrom and registering on the oppositely disposedstandards, coils of Wire mounted on said extensions, means to adjust said standards' to and away from each other and means to connect said coils to 'a source of electrical energy, whereby said standards are converted into electro-magnets and the lines of forceare distributed across the interval between said supporting extensions.
'3.' A magnetic device of 7 the characterdescribed comprising a base formed of a plurality bf members, means to adjust said members in relation to each other, a metallic'standard mounted on each of said member chical extensionsforned on said metalhcstandard and adapted to register With extensions onthe'oppostely disposed standard, coils of wire mounted on'each of said extensions, and means to connect said coils so thatthe magnetic poles formed by the flow of 'electric current throughsaid coils -Will be oppositely disposed on each standard and the oppositely disposed extensions so that lines of` 'magnetic force Will extend across the area between the opposed poles.
In Witness that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto subscribed my name this 24th day of May,*1913.' e
` Witnesses MERLE HAMMOND, MARIEE BATTE