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Publication numberUS1296722 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 11, 1919
Filing dateApr 13, 1918
Priority dateApr 13, 1918
Publication numberUS 1296722 A, US 1296722A, US-A-1296722, US1296722 A, US1296722A
InventorsChester A Washburn
Original AssigneeChester A Washburn
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1296722 A
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1,296,722. Patented Mar. 11,1919.




To an whom it may concern .1

Be it known that I, CHESTER A. WASH- BURN, M. D., a citizen ofthe United States of America, residing at Springfield, in. the county of Hampdenand Commonwealth of Massachusetts,

which the following is a specification. This invention relates to improvements in leg rests for medical and surgical'uses, in

treating and dressing the patients limb. Broadly considered, theinvention comprises an adjustable 'and portable frame height "of the apparatus as a whole, may be varied to su1t the convenienceof thepatient, as well as the operator. The inventionis especially adapted for treating diseases of the limb, as varicose veins, -or for dressing and bandaging surgical wounds, when the' patient is treated. by using remedies applicable to such ailments. In addition to the adjustable features, the device is intended to be readily folded into a small and compact comp ass for convenience in carrying 1 it.

' It is also provided with a screen, or apron,

for catching particles-bf bandage or for:

preventing the, solutions that are'used from coming in contaotwith the' floor. The invention includes a palr of upright standards 9 which are supported at their 'lowerends by adjustable legs. Attached-to these legs are braces which support arms and between the arms are rods to which theapron is j attached. Means isalso provided for causing one'pair'ofthe supporting legs tobe autor tended position.-

matically folded when the pair on the opw posite side of the device is folded.

Referring to the -drawings:

Figure 1 1s aperspective viewoftheapparatus showing it in use for supporting a' limb of the patient, also the; apron in its ex- Fig. 2 is a detallv end view of oneof the standardsjshowing-the legs attached togthe, standard and the arms whichsupport the apron moved into'a folded position. This view represents 'the folded position of the construction shown in F1g. 1.

Fig. 3'is a detail'view of a'portion of one of the standards and'the means for automatically moving one pair of arms and legs on one side of thestructure when the'arms Specification of Letters Patent.

, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Leg-Restsyof work, whereby the points of support for the limb may be readily adjusted, and, whereby theand legs-on the opposite side are moved,


Figi is a detail View of Fig. 3 on the Pate ted1 rm.-. 11,'1919. i Application filed April 13, 1918. Serial No. 228,483.

section line 44:; showing the tightening means for retaining the arms and legsin their adjusted position.

, Referring to the drawings in detail:

.1 designates the standards or uprights at the opposite eHdSxOf the apparatus. These l areconnected together at their upper ends by means of the rod 2, which is secured to the standards by any suitable means, as a threaded connection, or pins. The lower end portions of the standards 1 are made wider. asindicated at 3 and pivotallyattached to these portions are'the supporting legs h by means of the pins 5. 'On the injustment by. means ofthe inclined braces 7.

The legs l andf arms'dare rotatably mount 7 ed Ion: the pins 5 whiohare seoured'in the I standards 1. To preventth'e'legs i {arms i ner ends of the pins 5 areplaced the out: j I 7 wardly extendingcand' foldable arms 6,

whlch are held in difl'erent positions of adj 6 from turning on the pins 5, any'suitable] means as a clamping nut maybe placed on, theinner ends of the pins 5,' as shownfin Fig. 4."? These braces are connected to the arms-6 bymeans of "thepins 8,'and are I A formed wlth slots 9 to receivethe bolts-:10,

which pass. through the-legs 4, .the inner ends of thebolts being' threade'd"t'o-receive the tightening thumb-nuts 11'; When the thumb nuts 11 are tightened, the legsl andv arms 6 are rigidly held in place with rela- *tion toeach other." Extending between the outer ends of thejarms 6 are rods12 and at- 'tache'd'to' these rods is an apron 13, prefer-3 ablycomposed of rubber sheeting. The

apron' is provided'with openings, or other i The flendsflof the apron are'attachedto the suitable'means for receiving the pins 14 arms 6 in any suitable manner, as by means of the links 15 which engage hookstlti on the arms. l'Z and 18 designate stirrups which are adjustably'secured to the rods 2." These stirrupsas shown are formed-in two parts 18.and suitable clamping devices as wingnuts 19,'Whereby they may; be adjustably placed and secured on the rod 2 for the purpose'of. varying the distance from each other and to; comfortably support the limb'of the patient.

' that are secured together by means of the bolt Attached to the upper endsof thestirrups 30 isplaced thereon, whereby, by tightening I removing the wing nuts v19. Theapron 13 will also readily told when the arms 6 are 1 turned upward in thedirection of the aruse, it may be readily folded into small compass by loosening the thumb nuts 11 and" 'foldi'ng the-arms 6 andlegs 4: into the position shown in Fig. 2. Thestirrups l7, and

18 may be readily removed from part 2 by rows2l. p 7

As a modified construction, reference ls made to Figs. 3 and at, in which the arms 6 are formed at their inner ends Withtoothed sectors 6, the teeth ofwhich mesh with each other as shown. These arms are rigidly sec ured to the pins 5, whereby when the legs 4 are: turned upwardlyin the; directlon of the arrows '22, the armsfi willat the salne timebemoyed upward toward .each other as indicatedby the arrows 22-, that is to say, "the opposite side. is'automatically folded I when' the arms and legs on one side are l folded. As a meansffor retainingthe arms;

6 and legs l in adjustedvposit1on', -the pin 5 isthreaded andia smallhand -wheel, ass23,

' this wheel the'legs igand arms 6 may be 7 v clamped in difi'erent positions ofadjustment," It will be seen from this description that I: have proyided a portable surgical device;

folded into, a small compassin a shortspace of time, also the rubber apron 13; can be readily, removed and cleansed whendesired.

It is tov be underst'ood that I do not limit a j myself totheaprecis'e construction and arrangement of parts herein shown and dc V scribed'as the, spirit and scope of the inven- Y rtion maybe-carriedoutby other construca 7 Y which canbe readily set up or use andtion'sf Y r What I claim is: f

to the [standards for'yarying the height. of the stirrups from the floor, arms pivotally Copies of 'this patent may befobtaineifor five cents eacly-iby addressing {she }?Commissioner,of fatents, j v i I washin to ncfl L v s ibed secured to the "standards, rods connecting I the outerendsof the arms, ianr apron 'at- I tached to therods, nd means for supporting the apron in its extended position; 2QA device ofthe kind escribed, com prising in combination with Suitablestand-Q V ards,legs pivotally secured to the lower ends of the standards, a bar connecting the: s 7

upper ends of the standards, stirrupshd justably secured to the bar,'means for sup: porting an apron'below the stirrups, said means comprising arms pivotal-1y secured to the standard and interconnecting; device's between the legs and the armsfori causing the arms to automatically fold inward lid-1.70

ward the standard;when,thellegsarefolded a r r and means for securing thearmsandlegs") I in different .positionsof adj ustment;

prising standards,- means for ;supporting? an ing the standards comprising,

legspivotallyattached totheir Ewen-ends. and means for 7 securing thelegsto thearms, l'QdQCOIIDBCliing the uppenfends ofthe; standards: and supporting stirrups bemgRadju'stably, se-V cured thereto, the; construction-' of the 'a-rms V and 7 legs with relation; to the standards be V ing such; that the legs, arms and apron may be folded inward-1y toward ea'ch'iptherfor; the purpose-described. iT v Q15 4.. A device ofthe kind describedg coni-eo V prising, in combination, a pair; of standards, 71 T legs pivotal-ly attachedithereto, arms p1v0tally connected, to the standards the arms and. legs being; connected; together for; opera atlng one from the other, an. apronsecuredv I to the arms, means-'for 'secur ng the arms and: legs in the adjusted positions, means for supporting-a plurality'of legsupporting 'stirrups above the-apron asdescribed. C I f 5'. A device of the kind; described comj-i same, stirrups ,on' {the rod, supporting. legs 9 for, thestandards, an ia-pren, means fQf Zt'lZ- taching theapronto the standards compris .1 ing adj ust'able arms, rods the 'arms to which theesideiedges;of the apron are secured, andmeans-Jfor attaching 'oHEs'TiaR A; V

I v prisingendstandards; a red; connecting the 1..A' device of 'the character described, comprising, .incombination with a pair of I standards, a bar I connecting their upper ends, stirrups adj ustably secured to; said a bar for supporting the limb: of the patient, sup porting legspivotallyflsecured to the stand-1' ards, means iorladj ustably securing the legs connectingvl oa i

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U.S. Classification602/39, 5/648
Cooperative ClassificationA61G13/0036