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Publication numberUS1337145 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 13, 1920
Filing dateMay 17, 1915
Priority dateMay 17, 1915
Publication numberUS 1337145 A, US 1337145A, US-A-1337145, US1337145 A, US1337145A
InventorsMcmanis John V
Original AssigneeMcmanis John V
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Osteopathic table
US 1337145 A
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J. v. McMANIS. OSTEOPATHIC TABLE.

APPLICATION FILED MAY I7, I915.

Patented Apr. 13, 1920.,

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JOHN V. MQIVIANIS, F DAYTON, OHIO.

OSTEOPATHIC TABLE.

Application filed May 17, 1915.

T 0 aZZ whom it may concern Be it known that I, JOHN V. MoMANIs,

a citizen of the United States, residing at Dayton, in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Osteopathic Tables, of which the following is a specifi cation.

My invention relates to operating tables and more particularly to such tables which are adapted for osteopathic practitioners use. The object of my improvement is the provision of a simple and efficient construction whereby portions of the table top may be easily and quickly adjusted to desired positions and locked in such positions. Other objects will appear hereinafter.

I have shown an embodiment of my invention in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a plan view of an operating table embodying my invention; Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same; Fig. 3 is an end elevation of the same, and Figs. 4:, 5 and 6 are enlarged fragmental sections taken on lines 4%, 55 and 6--6 respectively, of Fig. 2.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, I provide a supporting stand 6, or pedestal, upon which are mounted the table top sections and the parts adapted to control theirmovements. At one side at the top of the pedestal I provide a projection 7 upon which is secured the main table section 8. The pedestal is preferably of metal but may be made of any desired material. 'lhe main table section 8 may beof wood or any preferred substance having an upholstered top 9 of any approved construction.

The pedestal 6 is provided with two cars 10 spaced apart and having perforations therein. In the perforations of the ears 10 is mounted a post 11. The upper portion of post 11 is preferably round where it passes through the cars 10, but has its lower end 12 formed square with rack teeth 13 formed in one side thereof. The rack teeth 13 preferably do not extend entirely across the face of one side of the post thereby leaving a plane surface 14 on the same side with the rack teeth providing a locking surface against which a cam 15 operates. The cam 15 is mounted on a shaft 16 and the latter carries a manually operable crank 17 by means of which the cam 15 is operated.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Serial No. 28,532.

The face of cam 15 is so cut that downward pressure on shaft 11 looks the latter against downward movement while upward movement of the post causes the cam to free itself from looking engagement with the surface 14, as will be readily understood upon reference to Fig. 2. The shaft 16 is mounted in an ear 18 on the pedestal 6.

In order to facilitate movin the post 11 vertically I provide mutilated gear 19 which is mounted on a shaft 20 and the latter journaled in an ear 21 on base or pedestal 6. The shaft 20 carries a manually operable crank 22 which facilitates operating the gear 19 to move the shaft 11 vertically.

On the upper end of shaft 11 I provide an intermediate table section 23 having a base casting 24 and the latter pivoted on the upper end of the post 11 for horizontal swinging. I preferably form one side of the intermediate table section 23 circular and concentric with the axis of the post 11 so that such curved edge of the intermediate table section will fit into the similar curved edge 24: of the main table section 8. In order to lock the table section 23 at various points in its lateral swinging on post 11 I provide a lock 25 which may be a handled set screw, such as shown, or any other suitable means.

A bracket or hinge member 26 is provided with cars 27 and the latter perforated and pivoted on post 11 so that the member 26 may swing about the axis of post 11. In order to maintain the member 26 in its normal position, namely, in substantially alining position with intermediate table section 23 and main table section 8, I provide arms 28 on one of the ears 27 and secure the ends of tension springs 29 thereto. The other ends of the tension springs 29 are secured as at 30 to pedestal 6 so that the springs 29 will produce a resilient restraining means tending to hold the member 26 in said normal position. In order to lock the member 26 against pivotal movement about post 11 I provide a lock 31 which may be a handled set screw or any other preferred lock (see particularly Fig. 6).

To the upper portion of member 26 I pivot an arm 32 as at 33 for vertical swinging. Concentric with the point 33 is an arcuate slot 34:, and passing through the slot 34c is a screw 35 having a manually operable handle 36 secured thereto. The

arrangement is such that upon pivotal movement of arm 32 to different positions about arm 33 the screw 35 may be manipulated by the handle 36 to lock the arm 32 in any desired point of such pivotal movement.

Arm 32 is provided with a rectangular portion having parallel sides 37 and end portions 38. Intermediate of the end portions 38 is an upstanding connecting portion 39. The portions 38 and 39 extend upwardly above the portions 37 and are provided with alining perforations 40 in which is journaled a shaft 41. Journaled in one of the portions 38 and portion 39 is a shaft 42 having a threaded portion 43 at one end threaded in a slidable member 44 mounted on the members 37. The other end of shaft 42 is provided with a hand wheel 45 by means of which the shaft 42 is manually operated. At the other end of arm 32 is a shaft 46 slidably mounted in the other of members 38 and a slid-able member 47 mounted on members 37 Between the memshaft 41.

bers 44 and 47 is a compression spring 48 tending to press the shaft 46 away from shaft 42. The shaft 46 carries a friction roller 49 at its outer end which rides on a cam 50 on member 26. The shape of cam 50 is such that upon weight being applied to arm 32 the wheel 49 will ride over the cam 50.

The shaft 41 is provided with threaded portions 51 threaded in upstanding supports 52. Each of the members 52 has a downwardly extending arm 53 which engages one of the shafts 42 or 46 in order to prevent rotation of the members 52 on the One of the members 52 is pro vided with a clamp portion 54 which is operated by a hand screw 55 to clamp the member 52 on the shaft 41 to prevent rotation of the latter, thereby preventing longitudinal movement of the members 52 on the shaft 41.

Each of the members 52 is provided with a perforation 56 in which is mounted a curved track 57. A locking screw 58 is threaded in each of the members 52 to lock the track members 57 against longitudinal movement in the perforations 56. On the ends of the members 57 is mounted an auxiliary table section 59. The upholstering on main table section 8 intermediate table sec tion 23 and auxiliary table section 59 is preferably similar, both in construction and material and may be of any preferred material and construction.

It will be noted from the construction set forth that the auxiliary table section 59 may be moved longitudinally thereof away from and toward the intermediate table section 23 by loosening lock screw 55 so that shaft 41 may be rotated and then operating the latter by means of'a crank 61. The hand wheel 45 may be operated to increase or decrease the tension on spring 48 thereby providing means for accommodating different weights on the auxiliary table section 59. The cam surface 50 is so designed that upon the weight being increased on table section 59 the downward movement of the auxiliary table section will be less than the propor tionate added weight since the tension on spring 48 increases as the movement of auxiliary table section increases downwardly.

It will be noted that intermediate table section 23 is capable of being lowered to a height so that it may swing under the corners of the auxiliary table section 59, if so desired, or the auxiliary table section may be swung on post 11 sothat its corners will pass over the intermediate table section 23, if desired. Also when the intermediate table section 23 is moved upwardly above the other table sections it is capable of being swung over the auxiliary table section 59 or the auxiliary table section 59 may be swung under a portion of the intermediate table section 23. Advantages of these different movements will be apparent to practitioners. It will also be noted that the intermediate table section 23 and auxiliary table section 59 may be locked in all of their various positions of movements by means of the locks 25, 31, 35 and 55. The position of pivotal point 33 is such that the end 62 of the intermediate table section 59 will not be raised materially above the upper level of its position shown in Fig. 2 and main table section 8 whether the auxiliary table section 59 is moved upwardly or downwardly on said pivotal joint. It will be further noted that in rocking the auxiliary table section 59 on the tracks 57 in the perforations 56 that such table section will remain substantially in alinement with the other table sections. This is accomplished since the axis of the table section is substantially on a level with the top thereof and longitudinal therewith.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred form of the construction of my invention I do not desire to be limited to the precise details set forth but desire to avail myself of such variations and changes as come within the scope of the appended claims. u

What I claim is:

1. An operating table comprising a support; a main table section mounted on the support; a vertical post; means connected with the support for adjusting the post vertically; auxiliary and intermediate table sections, each pivoted independently of the other about the axis of said post, and locks locking the intermediate and auxiliary table sections against pivotal movement.

2. An operating table comprising a support; a main table section mounted on the support; a vertical post; means connected with the support for adjusting the post vertically; auxiliary and intermediate table sections, each pivoted independently of the other about said post; and a lock for looking the post against vertical movement in relation to the support.

3. An operating table comprising a support; a main table section on the support; perforated ears on the support the perforation of one of the ears being substantially rectangular in cross-section; a substantially vertical post mounted in said ears and having a portion fitting said rectangular perforation preventing rotation of the post on its longitudinal axis; means on the support for adjusting the post vertically; and intermediate and auxiliary table sections, each independently pivoted for horizontal swinging on the post.

4. An operating table comprising a support; a main table section on the support; a post mounted on the support; an auxiliary table section pivoted about the axis of the post for lateral swinging; an intermediate table section mounted on the upper portion of the post; means for moving the post vertically thereby raising the intermediate table section and permitting a portion of the auxiliary table section to swing under the intermediate table section and means for locking the auxiliary table section to the support to prevent lateral swinging.

An operating table comprising a support; a main table section on the support; a post mounted on the support; an auxiliary table section pivoted on the post for lateral swinging; an intermediate table section mounted on the upper portion of the post; means for moving the post vertically thereby lowering the intermediate table section and permitting a portion of the auxiliary table section to swing above the intermediate table section and means for locking the auxiliary table section to the support to prevent lateral swinging.

(3. An operating table comprising a sup port; a main table section mounted on the support; a vertical post mounted on the support; an auxiliary table section pivoted on the post for lateral swinging: means resiliently holding the auxiliary table section in normal position; an intermediate table section pivoted on the upper end of the post for lateral swinging; means connected with the post for moving the latter and intermediate table section vertically both above and below the normal common plane of both the main and auxiliary table sections, and means for locking the auxiliary table section to the support to prevent lateral swinging.

7. An operating table comprising a support; a main table section on the support; a vertical post mounted on the support and having rack teeth thereon: a gear mounted on the support and meshing With the rack teeth; a cam engaging the post to lock the vertical post mounted on the support and having rack teeth thereon; a gear mounted on the support and meshing with the rack teeth; a cam engaging the post for locking the latter against movement relatively to the support; auxiliary and intermediate table sections pivoted independently on the post; and locks adapted to lock the auxiliary and intermediate table sections to the post.

9. An operating table comprising a supporting pedestal having perforated ears thereon; a vertical post mounted in said perforated ears and having rack teeth thereon; a main table section mounted on the pedestal; an intermediate table section pivoted on the post for lateral swinging; manually operable gear meshing with said rack teeth and adapted to move the post vertically; a bracket or hinge member having ears thereon pivoted on the post between and engaging the ears of the pedestal; and an auxiliary table section pivoted on the bracket or hinge member for vertical swinging said auxiliary table section being adapted to be moved longitudinally away from the intermediate table section.

10. An operating table comprising a sup port; a main table section on the support; perforated ears on the support, the perforation of one of the ears being angular in cross section; a substantially vertical post mounted to reciprocate in said ears and having an angular portion cooperating with the said angular perforation of one of the ears for preventing rotation of the post on its longitudinal axis; means on the support for adjusting the post vertically; and intermediate and auxiliary table sections, each independently pivoted for horizontal swinging on the post.

11. An operating table comprising a support; a main table section on the support; a vertical post mounted on the support to have longitudinal movement in relation to the support but not rotary movement with rela tion thereto; rack teeth on the post; a gear mounted on the support and meshing with the rack teeth; means engaging the post for locking the latter against longitudinal mov ment in relation to the support; auxiliary and intermediate table sections pivoted independently on the post; and locks adapted to lock the auxiliarv and intermediate table sections to the post.

12. An operating table comprising a support; a main table section mounted on the support; a vertical post; means connected with the support for adjusting the post vertically independently of the main table section; auxiliary and intermediate table sections each pivoted independently of the other about the axis of said post; and elastic means for maintaining the auxiliary table section in a normal position on its pivotal connection with said post.

13. An operating table comprising a support; a main table section mounted on the support; a vertical post; means connected with the support for adjusting the post vertically; auxiliary and intermediate table sections each pivoted independently of the other about the axis of said post; and elastic means for maintaining the auxiliary table section in a normal position on its pivotal connection with said post; said elastic means comprising a pair of opposed tension springs each secured at one of its extremities to the support and at its other extremity to a part fixed in relation to the auxiliary table section.

14. An operating table comprising a support; a main table section on the support; a vertical post mounted on the support; means for adjusting the post vertically in relation to the support; an intermediate table sec tion; an auxiliary table section; means for locking the intermediate table section against rotation on the post and independent means for locking the auxiliary table section against rotation on said post.

15. An operating table comprising a support, a main table section mounted on the support; a vertical post; means connected with the support for adjusting the post vertically; auxiliary and intermediate table sections each pivoted independently of the other about the axis of said post; the intermediate table section being formed on the arc of a circle the diameter of which is substantially the normal width of the table top, the adjacent end of the main table section being formed in the arc of a circle to correspond with the adjacent curved edge of the intermediate table section and means for locking the auxiliary table section to the post to prevent lateral swinging.

16. In a treatment table, the combination with a support, of a main table section, an

auxiliary table section, an intermediate table section, means for bodily raising the intermediate table section above the common normal plane of the main and auxiliary table sections, relatively to said main and auxiliary tablevsections, means for permitting a lateral swinging movement of the auxiliary section on a vertical axis, and means for locking the auxiliary section in any selected-position throughout the limits of its swinging movement on the vertical axis.

17. In a treatment table, the combination with a support, of a main table section, an auxiliary table section, an intermediate table section, said intermediate table section adjacent to the main table sectionbeing curved in a semi-circumference and cooperating with a concaved end on the main table section, means for bodily raising the intermediate table section above the comon normal plane of the main and auxiliary table sections, relatively to said main and auxiliary table sections, means for permitting a lateral swinging movement of the auxiliary table section on a vertical axis, and means for locking the auxiliary section in any selected. position throughout the limits of its swinging movement on the vertical axis.

18. In a treatment table, the combination with a support, of a main table section, an auxiliary table section, an intermediate table section, said intermediate table section being movable bodily above the common normal plane of the main and auxiliary table sections relatively to said main and auxiliary table sections on a vertical axial support, the said auxiliary table section being mounted to have pivotal movement in relation to the main table section on a vertical axis coincident with the axial support of the intermediate table section.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, on this 12th day of May, A. D. 1915.

JOHN V. MGMANIS.

Witnesses:

E. T. HUs'roN, Mrs. W. V. NIoUM.

Referenced by
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US4569339 *Sep 23, 1983Feb 11, 1986Barnes James EChiropractic table locking device
DE1132826B *Nov 4, 1959Jul 5, 1962Anschuetz Gmbh J GAbzugsvorrichtung fuer Sportgewehre
Classifications
U.S. Classification606/245
International ClassificationA61G13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61G13/009
European ClassificationA61G13/00M