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DON CARLOS TRAVIS.
APPLICATION FILED FEB. I. I9l8 cmu. n c.
VU1\IITEDV STATES PATENT OFFICE.
DON CARLOS TRAVIS, 0F KEN OSHA, WISCONSIN, ASSIGNOR TO SIMMONS COMPANY, OF KEN OSHA, WISCONSIN, A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Mar. 11, 1919.
Application led February 1, 191.8.v Serial No. 214,883.
To all whom t 'may concern Be it known that I, DON CARLOS TRAvIs, a citizen of the United States, residing at Kenosha, in the county of Kenosha and State of l/Visconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hospital- Beds, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in hospital beds, and has particular reference to an attachment for supporting a tank of irrigating fluid,xsuch as is employed for antiseptic purposes according to modern hospital practice.
The principal objects of the invention are to provideya support for the irrigating apparatusso organized that it may be eX- tended to ample height when in use, while it may be folded down into an inconspicuous position when it is not desired to use the irrigating device; to provide an improved arrangement whereby the irrigating tank support may be employed as a fracture bar when it is in folded position; to provide an improved arrangement by which the said support may be quickly and conveniently adjusted in folded or extended posit-ion and in general, to provide an improved construction of the character referred to.
In the drawings which illustrate a preferred embodiment of my invention, Figure 1 is a side elevation of a hospital bed equipped with my invention, the supporting rod being shown in vertical or extended position. f
Fig. 2 is a section taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1. Y
Fig. 3 is a section taken on the line 3 3 of Fig. 2.V
Fig. 4 is a side elevation of the rod tip support.
Fig. 5 is an endV elevation of the pivot Vblock and Fig. 6 is a section taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 1.
The hospital bedstead to which my invention is shown applied, maybe of -any approved design. In the present instance I have shown a metal bedstead of the continuous post type having a head end 10, a foot end 11, and a spring 12, the frame of the said spring 12 also constituting the side rails of the bedstead. If desired the bedstead may ber equipped with telescopic extension legs such as 13, and with an adjustable back-rest which, however, is not shown.
or described since general structural features form no part of my present invention.
The tank support which comprises a hollow standard 14 in which may be telescopically adjusted an extension rod 13, is supported when in upright position at its lower end by means of a pivot block 15, one side of which is conformed to lit the tubular post 16 of the foot end 11 as shown best in Fig. 6. The said pivot block 15 may be screwed to the post 16 by a pair of flat head screws 17 as shown in 17 in Fig. 5, and is threaded centrally to receive a thumb screw 18 which extends horizontally through a circular diametric aperture in the pipe 14. The outer face of the pivot block 15 is formed with a vertical extending groove 19 and an intersecting horizontal groove 20, both of said grooves being arranged to lit the surface of the lower pipe 14, so that when the screw 18 is tightened up the supporting standard 14 is rigidly maintained in horizontal or vertical position as the case may be.
On the upper end of the extension rod 13,
and by means of a cast joint comprising the clot-hes and is practically invisible in such folded position. Such folding is accomplished by first loosening the adjusting screw 25 whereupon the rod 13 may be telescoped into the lower pipe 14 after which the thumb screw 18 is slacked olf sufficiently to permit the rods to swing down into the dotted line position shown -in Fig. 2. l Whent-he rods are inthe said horizontal or dotted line position the thumb screw 18 is again tightened so as to securely hold the pivotal end of the rod 14. l 0
Special means are provided to rigidly lock the tip end of the supporting rod so as to prevent the parts from shaking, orbecoming damaged through accidental displacement. Such locking means comprlses a small bent strap lug 26 secured to the bed post by means of a pair of flat head screws 28 in order to receive the tip 23 on the end or the extension rod 13. After the tip Q3 has been inserted in the aperture 2S by sliding out the extension rod 13, the same may be locked securely in position by tightening the thumb screw 26.
1t will be observed that When the rods 18 and 14 are locked into the horizontal dotted line position shoivn in Fig. 2 they may be advantageously employed to take the place of what is known in hospital parlance as a fracture bar.
lnasmuch as certain details of the described embodiment may be changed Without sacrifice of efficiency to suit individual needs and requirements it should be understood that such detailed description is in no sense a limitation upon my invention, the scope of which should be determined by reterence to the appended claims.
l claim 1. ln a receptacle-supporting device for a bed frame, a standard, an alining-block mounted on the frame and provided With a vertical groove VJand a horizontal groove, a contact-block provided with a groove, a. bolt traversing the contact-block, the standard and alining block and having a threaded connection With the Jframe, said bolt being adapted to be rotated for pressing the standard in the vertical groove of the aliningblock for sustaining the standard in an upright position when the receptacle engages the standard, and adapted to be rotated for pressing the standard in the horizontal groove ot said alining-block for sustaining the standard in a horizontal position when the receptacle has been removed therefrom.
2. 1n a receptacle-support for a bed frame, said frame being provided with a vertical groove and having a horizontal groove intersecting the vertical groove, a tubular, transversely apertured standard having a transverse curvature conforming substantially to the transverse curvature of the grooves, a boit engaging the frame and disposed in the transverse apertures of the standard and adapted to have a rotatable movement for pressing the standard within the horizontal groove of the trame to support the standard in a horizontal position and adapted to be rotated for pressing the standard Within the vertical groove ot" the frame to maintain the standard in an upright position Jr`or supporting a receptacle thereon.
3. 1n a receptacle-support for a bed trame, said frame having a part provided with a bracket and having a part provided With a vertical groove and a horizontal groove intersecting the vertical groove, a tubular, transversely apertured standard having a transverse curvature conforming substan- Copies of this patent may be obtained for tially to the transverse curvature ot the grooves, a rod provided With a detent and mounted in the bore of the tubular standard, means to adjust the rod longitudinally oi said standard, a bolt engaging the frame and disposed in the transverse apertures of the standard and adapted to have a rotatable movement While the standard is engaging the bracket for maintaining the standard in a horizontal position, and adapted to have a rotatable movement tor pressing the standard Within the vertical groove of the frame to maintain the standard and its rod in an upright position for supporting a receptacle on the detent ot said rod.
4i. 1n a receptacle-support for a bed-frame, said frame being provided With a vertical groove and having a horizontal groove intersecting the vertical groove, a cylindrical, apertured standard having a transverse curvature conforming substantially to the curvature of the grooves, an apertured contactpiece having a concaved part, a bolt disposed in the apertures of the contact-piece and standard and adapted to have a revoluble movement for pressing the standard `Within the conc-aved part of the contactpiece and horizontal groove of the frame for supporting the standard in a horizontal position, and adapted to have a revoluble movement for pressing the standard Within the concaved part of the contact-piece and vertical groove of the trame to maintain the standard in an upright position for supporting a receptacle thereon.
5. In a bedstead, the combination of an end trame, a standard provided with a projection at one end thereof. a pivotal support for the other end of said standard located at one side ot the said end iframe, means at the other side of the end frame for receiving the projection When the latter is moved outwardly substantially horizontally in a direction endvvise of the axis of the stamt ard and clamping means for preventing invvard movement of said projection.
6. 1n a bedstead, the combination of an end frame, a rod provided With a telescopic extension, a pivotal support for the end of said rod remote from the extension and located at one side of said end frame means on the other side of said end frame and provided With an aperture for receiving the outer end orp said extension when the latter is slid outwardly of the rod in a substantially horizontal direction` and means for preventing telescopic movement of said eX- tension.
In testimony whereof, i have signed my name this 29th day of January, 1918, at Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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