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Publication numberUS1270136 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 18, 1918
Filing dateMar 1, 1917
Priority dateMar 1, 1917
Publication numberUS 1270136 A, US 1270136A, US-A-1270136, US1270136 A, US1270136A
InventorsFannie Finley
Original AssigneeFannie Finley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Patient's transporting and treating apparatus.
US 1270136 A
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APPLICATION man MAR. l. 1917.

Mouw/1A .F. FINLEY.


APPLICATION man MAR. 1. 1911.

Patented J une 18, 1918.




Specication of Letters Patent.

Patented June 18, 1918.

Application led March 1, 1917. Serial No. 151,829.

To all rwhom t may concern:

Be it known that I, FANNIE FINLEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chaffee, in the county of Scott and State of Missouri, have invented certain new and uscful Improvements in Patients Transporting and Treating Apparatus; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear7 and eXact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

-This invention relates to improvements in apparatus which is especially adapted for use in hospitals or the like for moving patients from their beds to the operating room and is especially adapted for the moving of patients having fractures and is equipped with the novel means whereby the movement of the patient will be accomplished in an efficient and reliable manner.

A still further object of this invention is the provision of an apparatus which is mounted upon wheels and is so constructed that the same may be readily pushed to surround the bed and equipped with the novel means whereby a patient may be lifted from the bed in a quick, reliable and efficient manner.

A still further object of this invention is theprovision of an apparatus of this character, which is especially adapted for use in hospitals or the like and is equipped with rollers, which support pads, which pads are secured to auxiliary sectional pads which are 'adapted to be placed under the patient andthe rollers are associated with shafts which aredriven by chains which-may be operated by a single person for raising the patient upon the auxiliary pads, thus plac. ing the patient in such a position that ln. may be moved from his bed into an operating room and may be moved away from the bed so that the same may be changed and thoroughly aired.

A still further object of this invention is the provision of an apparatus of this character, which is supported upon wheels so that a person may move a patient from his bed and so handle the patient as to obviate any fear of the patient being further injured during the movement thereof.

A still further object of this invention is theprovision of an apparatus of this character, which will be simple, practical, and ccmparatiafely inexpensive in, sonst-rustici@ and one that can be manufactured and sold at a low cost.

lfVith these and other objects in view as will become more apparent as the description proceeds, the invention consists in the novel combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and set forth in the claims hereto appended.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the apparatus as made in accordance with this invention,

Fig. 2 is an end elevation illustrating the operating mechanism,

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary transverse sectional view,

Fig. 4 is a detail sectional view,

Fig. 5 is a detail sectional view of one corner of the post of the bed, illustrating the journaling of the operating shaft thereto,

Fig. 6 is another detail sectional view illustrating theimanner in which the device is supported and held against movement during the transporting of the patient.

Like numerals of reference designate cor responding parts in all the figures of the drawings. c

Referring more particularly to the drawings, the numeral 1 designates the corneiI posts which are provided in their lower ends with suitable rollers 2, the upper ends of the corner posts have secured thereto the side bars 3 and end bars 4. The end bars 4 are made in sections to telescope one within the other and are held at various adjusted positions by a set screw 5, thus it can be seen that the corner posts may be varied toward or away from one another.

The corner posts 1 are provided adjacent their lower ends with the telescoping bars 6, which are held in adjusted position by a set screw 7.

A side bar 8 is formed integrally with the corner post 1 adjacent the lower end thereof and is formed integrally with the corner post 1 at the pointv of juncture of the end hars 6 therewith.

A second side bar 8 is hingedly secured as at 9 to one corner post 1 and has its opposite end removably secured therein by a hook 10 which is adapted to engage an apertured plate 11 carried by one corner post 1 adjacent the lower end thereof, thus permitting the side bar 8 to be raised up-4 `wardly and permit the 'fear corner posts A formed .foffsuita'ble fabric material,` such .ascanvas, leatherforthe like, and are substan-v tially ,rectangular` invcross section, eachffstrip ,A 27 is provided 'in its upper edge `withopento surround a bed oftheU ordinary type, the" purpose of which Willbe hereinafter more fully described.

Each of the corner posts-1 isprovidedfad jacent its upper ends with a laterally eX- tending bearing bracket,v 12,- in which isl journaled a longitudinallyextending shaft' 13,which1shafts' are arranged onop'posite sides of the bed and parallelfwith thes1debars 3.

The shafts 13 `eXtendu ontwardlyl beyond one end of the bed as at 14 and have securedl onltheii1I extended :ends sprocket wheels` 15. One lower end bar- V6 hasisecured to onesec'- tion Iadjacent the .inner end thereof `a stub i shafthl on which is secured'. a pair of,Y

sprocket wheels; 17 which are adaptedto have Ltrainedthereover, the chains ,18 and 19. The chain 18 is also-trained over one of the sprocket wheels-15 .on one :end Y of` one of .the Ishafts 13.. A The-chain .19 is trainedover the other sprocket wheel 15 on;v the other side 'shafti f13 on the. opposite Iside of the frame. n

A crankhandle 19fis secured to theouter sprocket wheel 17, thus facilitating the iro-v tation of theisprocketywheelsi17, rotating the chains 18'and19and inturn turning the sprocket ,wheels `15 and shafts 13, the pur-I spose-ofwhichwill be. hereinafter ,more-fully described,

A'spluralityoffrollers 2O arearranged inlv pairs .andeachpairis rjournaled :upon each Y of the shafts.'13.\ One'rolleiwof'v 4each -pair .-,is journaled near eachendof theside bars,

as shown inFi'g. 1 of the drawings..-

A plurality of flexible strips 21 formed of 4 any; ysuitable -V flexible material v.have fone end` secured --to the ,shaffts 13 as. at.v 22,'. and Y their` opposite :ends-trained over the :rollers 20,` the 4lower ends of the strips=f21 provided.-

withrsuitablecsnap hooks 23.

lower... edge sofl :the .strips 21 `and provided with-` op,enings in which'lare Vsecured .snitable g snap hooks 26, the purpose of which will be hereinafter more fully described.

A r plurality I of .supporting strips A27` rare ings, 28, whichv. are adapted to f receive the snap,hooksf23 and 26.l of the. strips 21 and 241, .-as shown.'in,f[*`.ig.,1ofI the drawings, The.

connecting ofithe supportingstrips4 2*( to thef'f' `'stripS521 stripsg'nsijde off: l1 strif2Z1lar-e' and I2er lfposition; the.. sidev 'eframe v The supperting-r videdin their-lower .edges-g.

the. cranklt? 'rotatinggthe chains v1 a .5.piurahtyeofierelatively spaced openpads or bands 31 are provided in ytheir side edges-withopenings, which are adaptedato receive suitable fasteners 32, such as links or the like, which connect the bands to each other as shown in Figal, and theaendsgiof the bands are provided with sna-pfhooks 32', which are: adapted to be i removably "secured in theV openings 29` .inthe lower edges of the side supportingvgstrips;2T, thus coifinectingirsf the bands 31 to `the.lowerfedges of the side strips 27,"as shown inFigs. 1 and-i3 rof l'thl'e-fI drawings, y c

A plurality' of elongated vstrips 33 are ses curediby one end to thewtopfba-rf L1fremote-H85 from the top .barst fromrwhich the sprocket A l wheelsy extend, and these 'strips: have one kof their ends secured tothe-topgbar f4, as--at34 and have their .lower1 ends dependingtherefroin., The strips 33 yare arranged'-inspaced-l90 i relation fand havejsecured .in-i vtheir lower: ends centrally fof vtheir sidel; longitudinaLy edges, the snap .hooks 35, which areadapted--` to Y engage the end stripsll 31 at. one side'-f edge thereof to hold ythe stripsj` or .1bands .31 1.951". and side strips 27'hori zontally falined' during the liftingoperation 4 4 1 A stripc36 has one end attachedto-the Iend fl L bar 6, and a pluralityiof,similarstrips136,;l

arranged ,in space'dfrelation, have f one endle'v of eaclnas at v37,'attached .toitheside barsy i 8. Each of these; strips V365 is -providednonai its free end with suitableI elastic ore-Lany-i other suitableflexible materiah:inavhich is l secured a snap hook A39,which hook isadapt- 1 0a.-

ed to "engage, the .edgefof. oneof theninters` -v mediate bands. 31, asf-shownzin. Figl -ofthe- 1 drawings,l

The, hooks y39` beingseou-redin theel'astid portion 38 of the bands. 36 permitithesamesll),.-1V y to be drawntaut and connectedto: the bands;y 3l and serve `tohold Ithe bands; against lateral movement 1 during ,r the lifting of l#theet bands 31.

In operation, the l.apparatus isassembled 115 Y fas described. In positioning.thefdeviceafon..

use, :the side .bar .8 isy lifted upwardly on-its f: hinge, 9, the -devicehis pushed ,iaroundthebed yand the side bar 8 is dropped')downs` wardly again: andi the :device-isi imposition 120 above they bed, the'V .strips 36 `rand i 'are re-- fleased lfrom. thefbandsl-f. the bandsl=31 are then v all releasedfromf., one" pair ofthe:v sidey supportingstrips'- .'2Zk thee bands; are f thenf;u

A forced under'. theepatient@andifcoirnected to, .1125 .e

the lower@A edges oftheresidef` supporting-5; straps 27.', the :stripsjj33andzdfarethencons` nec'tedI .to :theabands-,Bl' .anda person grasp gg rotating L' the. sprockets .L15 and shafts-'- thus rotating the bands 21 over the rollers 20 and about the shafts 13 lifting the bands 3l upwardly and the patient may be transported to an operating room or elsewhere. It being understood that the bands 33 and 36 hold the bands 3l carrying the patient against movement laterally or longitudinally during the moving action. It is also to be understood that the rollers 2 permit the apparatus to be readily transported from one room to another, as previously described.

What is claimed is:

p 1. A device of the class described comprising a support including side and end bars, posts connecting the side and end bars, shafts journaled to the posts, sprocket wheels carried by one end of each of the shafts, means for rotating the shafts and wheels, a plurality of bands removably connected together' constituting a support, strips secured to the shafts, supporting strips removably connected to the ends of the bands and to the first named strips, whereby upon the rotation of the shafts the bands Will be raised and lowered, and means connected to the support and to the bands for holding the same against swinging movement during the raising and lowering movements.

2. A device of the class described comprising a frame including spaced corner posts, side and end bars connected to the upper ends of the corner posts, said end bars being adjustably mounted on one another, shafts journaled to the end posts and arranged parallel to the side bars, sprocket wheels carried by one end of the shafts, a plurality of bands, means for removably connecting the bands together to form a support, supporting strips, means for removably connecting the supporting strips to the ends of the bands, connecting strips, the ends of the connecting strips being secured to the shafts and their free ends being connected to the upper edges of the supporting strips, and means trained over the sprocket wheels of the shafts to rotate the shafts for moving connecting strips for raisand lowering the bands, and means for holding the bands against swinging movement during the lifting and lowering action.

3. A device of the class described including a supporting structure having corner posts, side bars secured to the corner posts, said side bars being movable to permit the supporting structure to be placed around a bed, shafts journalcd to the corner posts, means carried by the shafts through themedium of which the shafts may be rotated, a plurality of bands, means for connecting the bands together, supporting strips removably connected to the ends of the bands, connecting strips removably secured to the upper edges of the supporting strips and to the shafts, whereby upon rotation of the shafts the bands will be lifted vertically with relation to the supporting structure, and means secured to the supporting structure and to the bands for holding the bands against swinging movement during the lifting or lowering action.

In testimony whereof I alix my signature in presence of two witnesses.


Copies of this patent may be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.

Referenced by
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US5570483 *May 12, 1995Nov 5, 1996Williamson; Theodore A.Medical patient transport and care apparatus
US6049923 *Oct 2, 1998Apr 18, 2000Ochiai; ShigeyoshiLift for lifting and lowering body
U.S. Classification5/86.1
Cooperative ClassificationA61G7/1046