US 1295753 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
A. M. HOYER.
APPLICATION man MAY 2a. 1918.
Patented Feb. 25, 1919.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 25, 1919.
Application filed May 23, 1918. Serial N 0. 236,173.
To all whom it may 0012001 72:
Be it known that I, ALBERT M. HoYER, a citizen of the United States, residin at Akron, in the county of Summit and tate of Ohio, have invented new and useful Improvements in Obstetrical Saddles, of which the following is a specification.
This device relates to an improvement in appliances for assisting Women in confinement and is commonly known as an obstetrical saddle. The object of the invention is to provide a simple and portable instrumentality which can be attached to any firm support such as a bed rail and which is adjustable with reference thereto and may be easily transported from place to place by nurse or doctor in attendance.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts constituting the invention to be here inafter specifically described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings which form a part hereof wherein is shown the preferred embodiment of the invention, but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modifications can be resorted to which come within the scope of the matter hereinafter claimed. I
In the drawings in which similar reference numerals indicate like parts in the different figures.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a device embodying the present invention.
Fig. 2 is an inverted vice shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of the device shown in Fig. 1.
The device comprises a U-shaped frame comprising legs 1 and 2 united by a curved portion 8. The legs are customarily constructed of a metal heavy enough for the purposes for which the device is intended. The separated ends of the frame are provided with hooks 4 to enable the device to be attached to some support such as a rail 5 of a bed. The central part of the curved portion 3 of the frame is provided with a socket 5 which comprises a pair of oppositely-disposed lugs with the inner working portions wedge-shaped. Mounted on the upper face of the metallic frame is a seat 6 preferably of wood or other suitable material and wider than the material of the frame and having a rounded upper surface as shown in Fig. 1. This seat conforms in plan view of the de general outlines to the metallic frame and is secured thereto by screws 7 or other holding members. Secured by holding means such as screws 8 to the under face of the front portions of the seat 6 is a hinge-forming member 9 and to this hinge member is an arm 10 provided at its end with a pair of guiding lugs 11. The arm 10 is also provided with a thumb nut 12. Slidably mounted in the guiding lugs 11 is a second arm 13 having an upturned foot 14 arranged to rest on the floor or other support and also provided with a slot 15 which receives the thumb nut 12. By this arrangement the length of the entire support is capable of adjustment quickly and 'at will.
Arranged to be supported by the socket 5 is a hand grasp comprising an L-shaped lower member 16 having an extension 17 which is fashioned to inter-engage with the socket 5 and be temporarily held therein and having a cylindrical upper portion. Telescopically mounted on the member 16 is a sleeve 18 which is provided witha boss 19 having a threaded aperture to receive a clamping nut 20 which engages the member 16 for holding the two members 16 and 18 in an adjusted position. The upper end of the sleeve 18 is provided with a threaded aperture to receive a set screw 21 for securing a transverse handle 22 thereto, the set screw 21 passing through the handle 22 and engaging in the threaded opening in the upper end of the sleeve 18. I
The device is adapted, as before stated, to be attached to some convenient support such as a bed rail to permit the user to sit on the seat 6 the up and down position of which is adjustable and the members are locked in position by means of the thumb nut 12 so as to make the same as nearly horizontal as possible and adjust it to the requirements of the user and the vertical position of the handle 22 is secured by shifting the position of the member 18 with respect to the member 16 and then looking the same in place by the thumb nut 20 and when in this position the handle 22 affords a convenient grasp for the hands to aid the patient in the straining necessary for confinement. It is not contemplated that the patient will be seated on the saddle during delivery but can be easily removed from the saddle to the convenient bed for this purpose. It will be obvious that the device is easily portable from one place to another by folding the vertical support 10 into the position shown in Fig. 2 and the handle may be removed from the socket and packed for easy transportation from place to place Wherever the physician or nurse desire to take it.
An obstetrical saddle comprising a U- shaped frame, the separated ends of which are provided With means for attaching said Copies of this' patent may he obtained for five cents each, by addressing the device to a bed, 'a socket in the front curved 10 portion of said frame, a U-shaped seat se- 'cured'onthe upper face of said frame, a supmy hand. 7
ALBERT M. HOYER.
Commissioner of Patents,
Washington, D. C.