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Publication numberUS1132614 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 23, 1915
Filing dateMar 21, 1914
Priority dateMar 21, 1914
Publication numberUS 1132614 A, US 1132614A, US-A-1132614, US1132614 A, US1132614A
InventorsGeorge Payne
Original AssigneeGeorge Payne
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1132614 A
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Patented Mar. 23, 1915.



Application filed March 3-1, 1914.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, GEORGE- PAYNE, of the town or Orillia, in the county of Siincoe, in the Province of Ontario, Canada, have invented certain new and useful ln'iprovemen'ts in HospitalBeds, of which the following is v the specification.

My invention relates to improvements hospital beds and the object of the invention is to devise means whereby a patient may easily moved from a lying to a sitting position without jar or exertion on the part of the patient or attendant and in which means are .provit'lcd for receiving through the bed excreta and for easily removing the same and it consists essentially of a. bed frame, a mattress frame divided into three sections, the head section being swung between the side bars of the bed frame at its inner end, the center section being swung between the head section intt-rniedia ly of its length and a footsection being pivotally connected to the center sect-ion at its inner end, a rock shaft supported in the main frame, depend ing arms secured to the rock shafts, normally horizontal arnr extending from the ends ot the rock shafts beneath the side lJLllS of the center and head sections, a. link con necting the depending arms, a i ing drum mounted beneath the trams, a. :ranlc for op ting the same and a cord COUQHQP tion between the drum and depending auras, an orifice formed in the center mattress sec tion, a pivoted frame secured at one end lieineath the same and provided with a suitaple fastening clip at its opposite end and having guideways, and a receptacledesigned to he slid laterally within the guide-ways beneath the orifices of the mattress as herein after more particularly explained by the fol; lowing specification.

Figure l,'is sectional elevation of a hospital bed constructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2, a similar view to Fig. 1 showing the mattress frame raised to carry the patient to the sitting position. Fig. 3, is a. plan View. Fig. 4, is a cross sectional view on line a2-y Fig. 3. Fig. 5, is a perspective detail of the parts shown inFig. at. Fig. 6, is a detail of the mattress closing plug.

In the drawings like letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in each fi'gure. A is a bed frame provided with side bars A.

B is a mattress frame comprising head section-B, center section B and footsection Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 23, 1915.

Serial N0. 826,150.

B The head section B is swung between the side bars A of the bed A at B. The center section B is swing-ably connected tothe head section B at B and the inner end of the foot sectioniB is swingably connected at B to the center section B .Theoutend of the foot section rests upon the cross bars A forming part of the bed frame.

N B and B are rocking shafts journaled in the frame of the bedbeneaththe head and center mattress sections.

B and B are normally depending arms extending from the rocking shafts B and B respectively.

B and B are arms extending in 21 normally horizontal direction from the c'nds ofthe shafts B and B and beneaththe isido bars of the mattress sections B and'B the endsof such arms being provided with suitgble friction rollers contacting with 'su ch side ars.

C is a drum j'ournaled in suitable bearings secured to the side bars of the bed. The drum C is provided with an operating crank C and ratchet C with which the swinging gravity dog (J engages to hold the drum C in a stationary position.

E a cord secured atone end to the drum C from whence it extends downwardly to the arm B. g

l) link connecting the arms B and B together. i

F is an. ordinary mattress divided into three sections F, F and F corresponding to the head center and foot sections of the mattress frame. The center section F is provided with an orifice F 4 provided with a mattress plug closure F (see Fig. 6).

It will be readily seen that when it is desired to change the position of the patient from the lying to a sitting position or viceversa all that it is necessary to do is to r0- tote the crank C" and drum C so as to wind the cord E thereon thus drawing the arms B and B from the position shown i1 Fig. 1 to the position shown in Fig. 2.v I is desired to deposit the excreta allth'a 1; 1s necessary to do is to remove thelu I H is a frame hinged at one end togthe. center section of the bed frame at H. The" frame H is provided with side guide s H- and an eye pin H extendingjtliroiigh slot B i It will be understood that thecenter, head and foot sections of the mattress frame are provided with suitable spring mattress porfor tions. The center section is formed by a board having a central orifice B and a slot B, a leather cover being vprovided which is suitably laced to the edges of the spring mattress fabric.

3 is a receptacle provided with a flange 3' slidably held in guide-ways H the upper end of the receptacle bearing against the center fice B.

H is a hook pivotally connected to the top of the center seetionand designed to engage with the eye H projecting upwardly through the slot B thereby locking the mattress section around the oriframe H in a horizontal position.

I In order to remove the receptacle when necessary, all that is required to do is to release the hook H and swing the frame H downwardly toward the inclined position (see dotted lines in Fig. 4) when the re ceptacle 3 may be easily slid therefrom.

J is a tension spring connected at one end From this description it will be seen that I have devised a very simple form of hospital bed by which a patient may be easily removed from a lying to a sitting position without discomfort to the patient and without undue laboron the part of he attendant.

What I claim as my invention is In a hospital bed'the combination with a bed frame provided With the usual side i I n v I bars, of a mattress comprising a head,.c i-

ter and foot sections, said head and foot sections being pivotally connected to said.

center section, arms secured to the sides of said head section and extending beyond the inner end thereof, pivotal connections between the inner ends of said arms and the side bars of the frame, a bell crank pivoted to said side bars and having one end bearing against said head section, a similar bell crank having one end bearing against said center section, a link connecting the free ends of said bell crank and a winding drum secured to said frame and connected to the free end of said first mentioned bell crank, as and for the purpose specified.


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U.S. Classification5/618
Cooperative ClassificationA61G7/015