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Publication numberUS1453013 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 24, 1923
Filing dateJun 23, 1919
Priority dateJun 23, 1919
Publication numberUS 1453013 A, US 1453013A, US-A-1453013, US1453013 A, US1453013A
InventorsFrank Koenigkramer
Original AssigneeJohn V Mcmanis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Treatment table
US 1453013 A
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Apr; 24', 1923, 1

, F. KOENIGKRAMER TREATMENT TABLE Filed June 23 1919 2 Sheets-Sheet l awe/who:

Apr. 24, 1923.

F. KOENIGKRAMER TREATMENT TABLE 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed June 23 1919' avwemboz abtozvmq I Patented Apr. 24, 1923.

UNITED srars PATENT OFFICE.

FRANK KOENIGKRAMER, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO, ASSIGNOR TO JOHN V. 'MQMANIS, OF KIRKSVILLE, MISSOURI.

TREATMENT TABLE.

Application filed June 23, 1 919.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, F RANK KoENIG- KRAMER, a citizen of the United States residing at Cincinnati, in the county of .Hamilton and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Treatment Tables, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in osteopathic treatment tables. One of its ob jects is to provide an oscillatable and resiliently supported table top section adapted to be applied to and used in connection with a: table of ordinary construction. Another object is to provide improved means to os cillatably and resiliently support an auxil- "iry table top section relative to a table of ordinary construction. Another ,object is to provide improved self-contained means to 0 detachably support such an auxiliary table top section relative to a table.- Another ob .ject is to provide self contained oscillatable and resilient supporting means and locking means therefor. My invention also comprises certain details of form, combination,

and arrangement, all of which will be fully set' forth in the description of the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is aside elevation of atable with my improvements attached thereto.

Fig. 2 is a top plan of the same.

Fig. 3, is a bottom plan of the auxiliary top section detached. I

F ig; 4 is a sectional detail 011 line 4-4 of Fig. 1. I I

Fig. 5 is a detail of the means employed toloc'k the auxiliary top section against oscillation' horizontally.

Fig. 6 is a sectional detail on line (5-6 of Fig. 4.

Fig. 7. is a sectional detail on line 77 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 8 is a sectional detail online 88 of Fig. 1. y The accompanying drawings illustrate the preferred embodiment of my invention, in which A represents a table of ordinary type or construction supporting a table top or top section 14 upon four legs 15 My improved apparatus comprises a table top section 16 together with its'supporting and ad justing mechanism adapted to be either permanently or temporarily attached to the main table A, for the support and treatment Serial No. 305,991.

of osteopathic patients the top section 16 The supporting and adjusting means for the top section 16 comprises a framework 17 to be attached to one end of the table A, preferably by bolting to the legs thereof at one end. As illustrated the framework 17 consists of the angle bars 18 extending horizontally from one table leg to the other and secured to the table legs by screws or bolts 19, vertical bars 20 secured at opposite ends to the angle bars 18 to space them apart and form therewith a rigid rectangular frame. Attached rigidly to the angle bars 18 are journal bearings 21 and 22 in which bearings is journaled a vertically disposed shaft or axle 24. Above the journal boX 21 is a block or head25 rigidly attached to the shaft 24, and at the opposite end of shaft 24 is a collar 26 rigidly attached to the shaft 24 below the bearing 22. The shaft 24 near its middle carries rigidly an eye-bolt 27 one section of which, passes through a perforation in the shaft 24 while other sections of the shank of the eye-bolt are encased in sleeves 28 and 29, and the eye-bolts and sleeves rigidly locked to the shaft 24 by means of a nut SOthreaded to the end of said eye-bolt. Eye-bolts 31 and 32 arerigid/ ly attached to the vertical bars 20 respectively, and springs 33 and 34 are each connected at one end to the eye of the bolt 27 and at their opposite ends are respectively connected to the eye-bolts 31 and 32 so as to put a yielding tension on the shaft 24 tending to normally hold said shaft in a predetermined position of equilibrium. A hand lever 36 is pivotally attached to one of the vertical bars 20 so as to be movable with considerable frictional tension relative to the frame 17 Said hand lever carries rigidly a bracket'or projection 37 having a recess 39 in position to engage the sleeve 28 when the hand lever 36 is depressed, and thereby to lock the shaft 24 against rotation in its bearings 21 and 22. A pivotally connected brace member 40 serves byengaging its lower end 41 with the eye-bolt .31 to hold the hand lever 36 in an elevated position, and the bracket 37 out of engagement with the sleeve 28, in which position the shaft 24 is rotatable under the tension of the springs 33 and 34.

Attached to the under side of the top section 16 are bracket arms 43 and 44 which are pivotally attached to the head 25 on the axle 24, thereby pivotally connecting the top section 16 to the shaft 24 so as to be movable relative to said shaft 24 in a vertical plane, and also movable with said shaft 24 in its hearing 21 and 22, Parallel arms 45 and 46 are pivotally connected at one end to the collar 26 so as to move with said shaft 24 in its journal bearings. At their free ends the arms 45 and 46 are connected together by means of a bolt 47 which also serves as a journal for the forked. tubular member 48 and also as a. journal bearing for the journal box 49, as illustrated in Fig. 8. An eyebolt 50 is pivotally attached at one end to brackets 51 which are rigidly attached to the under side of the top section 16. A. nut 52 is threaded to the shank of the eye bolt 51, which nutseats upon the upper end of the sleeve or tubular portion of the member 48, while the lower end of the shank of the eye bolt 51 rests and is free to slide loosely in the bore 53 of the member'48. The members 48 and 51 are held yieldingly in engagement by means of a spring 54, which at its upper end is connected to. an eye 55 carried by the bearing 21, and at its lower end to a slide or carriage 56 guided by and between the parallel arms 45 and 46. The tension of the spring 54 holds the nut 52 yieldingly in engagement with the endof member 48, and adjustment of the nut one way or the other tends to increase or decrease the distance between the eye of bolt 51 and the bolt 4", thereby tending to adjust the top section 16 to positions of inclination either above or below the horizontal position shown in Fig. 1. The tension of the spring 54 is also transmitted through the slide 56, the arms 45 and 46, the bolt 4'7, member 48, and evebolt 51 to yielding or resiliently support the top section 16 in any predetermined position with reference to the shaft 24 and its pivotal connection to the head 25 thereof. Movement of the slide or carriage 56 along the arms 45 and 46 tends to materially increase or decrease the tension or lifting effect of the spring 54, depending upon the direction in which the slide 56 is moved, thus providing for adjusting the tension of the support for top section 16 to correspond with the weight of the patient being treated. The carriage 56 is adjustable along the bars 45 and 46 and locked to any adjusted position by means of a screw shaft 58 threaded to the slide 56 and journaled in the journal box 49, in which it is held against movement endwise by the collar 59 at one end and by the hub of the crank arm 60 at the opposite end,

A tubular member 61 is, pivotally connected to one of the arms 45 and 46 and is slotted at its free end and provided with a clamping screw 62. The member 61 is telescopically engaged by a bar or rod 64 which is pivotally connected at 65 to the top section 16. when it is desired to lock the top section 16 against oscillation vertically the tubular member 61 and rod 64 are clamped together by the screw 62, which limits but does not entirely prevent movement of the top section 16 vertically, since heavy pressure downwardly on the top section 16 will result in elongating the spring 54 and sepa rating the nut 52 to a greater or less dis tance from the end of tubular member 48.-

At any time the top section 16 together with its supporting and adjusting mechanism, which is of relatively light weight compared with the table A, may be dctached from the table A and moved to another location and attached to another table of the same general type as table A. which is of importance in thinly settled localities, and where it would be diflicult to transport a complete or heavy table.

The apparatus herein illustrated and de scribed is capable of considerable modification without departing from the principle of my invention.

What I claim is:

1. A table attachment comprising a rigid frame separately attached to two adjacent legs of a table near the upper extremities of said table legs and near the lower extremities of said table legs and serving to thereby add to the rigidity of the table and at the same time afford a more firm and rigid support for an oscillatable table top section, a vertically disposed shaft journaled to said frame, a table top section pivotally attached to the upper end of said shaft and oscillatable vertically with reference to said shaft and horizontally with said shaft in its bearings, means carried by said frame to resiliently support said table top section vertically, means attached to said frame and to said shaft to yieldingly support said shaft in a predetermined position with reference to said frame, and means to positively lock said shaft against rotation relative to said frame.

2. A table attachment comprising a rigid substantially rectangular frame adapted to be separately attached to two adjacent legs of a table near the upper extremities of said table legs and near the lower extremities of said table legs and adapted to thereby add to the rigidity of the table and to thereby afford a more firm and rigid support for an oscillatable table top section, a vertically disposed shaft journaled to said frame, a table top section pivotally attached to said shaft and oscillatable vertically with reference to said shaft and horizontally with said shaft in its bearings, means carried by said frame to resiliently support said table top section vertically, and means carried by said frame to yieldingly support said shaft in a: predetermined position with reference to said frame.

3. A table attachment comprising a rigid substantially rectangular frame adapted to be separately attached to two adjacent legs of a table near the upper extremities of said table legs and near the lower extremities of said table legs and adapted to thereby add to the rigidity of the table and to thereby afford a more firm and rigid support for an oscillatable table top section, a vertically disposed shaft journaled to said frame, a table top section pivotally attached to said shaft and oscillatable vertically with reference to said shaft and horizontally With said shaft, in its bearings, means carried by said frame to resiliently support said table top section vertically, means to selectively lock said table top section to predetermined positions vertically with reference to said shaft, means carried by said frame to yieldingly support said shaft in a predetermined position With reference to said frame, and means to positively lock said shaft against rotation relative to said frame.

4. A table attachment comprising a rigid frame separately attached to two adjacent legs of a table near the upper extremities of said table legs and near the lower extremities of said table legs and serving to thereby add to the rigidity of the table and at the same time afford a more firm and rigid support for an oscillatable table top section, a vertically disposed shaft journaled to said frame substantially midway of said table legs, a table top section pivotally attached to said shaft and oscillatable vertically with reference to said shaft and horizontally with said shaft in its bearings, means carried by said frame to resiliently support said table top section vertically, and means carried by said frame to yieldingly support said shaft in a predetermined position with reference to said frame.

In testimony whereof I have aflixed my signature.

FRANK KOENIGKRAMER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification606/245
International ClassificationA61G13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61G13/009
European ClassificationA61G13/00M