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Publication numberUS1455922 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 22, 1923
Filing dateJan 17, 1922
Priority dateJan 17, 1922
Publication numberUS 1455922 A, US 1455922A, US-A-1455922, US1455922 A, US1455922A
InventorsMiller Herbert H
Original AssigneeMiller Herbert H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Chiropractic table
US 1455922 A
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,H, H. MILLER; CHIROPRACTIC TABLE and Jan- 1'r- ."1922 4 Shasta-Shoat 1 -IN VEN TOR.

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H. H. MILLER CHIROPRACTIC TABLE 'Filed Jan. 17. 1922 4 Sheets-Shoot 4 ToaZZ whom it may cor/liberati- Patented -M ay 22,1923.

. mam n lrunnnn, 0;? Myanmar, IQWA- Be it k'noWn' that HnRBnRi1 a citizen of the; United States,'res1d1ng at Davenport ,'in the-county ofScott and State ofIOWi, has'inventejd certain'new and use.

ftil lmproveinents'inf Chiropractic Tables, of which the following is a 'specififcation."

My invention relates to improvements in chiropractic tables, in which stat onary frame or base 'is coinbined With 'a movable bed hinged or pivoted thereto atone end, .7 n d in which heavy springs fare nsed 'to cou-ntei bal'ance the weight of the bed andthe Qatient to assist in raising 3 the bed? from h'p'rizontal to fa-"verti'eal; position.-

T e O je ts of my nv nti e, P o- Vida, means for a'iitoih-aLtiballY increasing the tension} uponfl the fsprings 'of" a 'so calle'd chiropractic liftf table'fin proportionto v the Weight of the patient; tov redncethe power necessary to 'rfa'isejthe' 'niovabl'e bed i from a horizontal toga terftical position causing the Weight offthepatient' t'o throw an increased:tension" upon 'the balancing springs; to provide means for lock ng the r tension earns in'the position in which J they arefplace'd by the weigt of the patient to 1 the position i of the movable cams, ffoot res't, 40

etc., after, the weight of the patient has carried thef f00t;' res t" downward from its f unweighted position; Fig. 3 is, a rilenlarged detailjshowing-the arrangement of the cams,

brake drum brakeband; Fig, 4 is a vertical crOSS. section"v on}. the 'IinejBB," of gi 'r ig.. s.ap n view'v vshi tened by breaking away a portion of the figiire,.

but shows the bed: in; rQken:1ii e, is an enlarged detail of the'; brake operating mechanism.

Similar numerals refer to similar parts IOU hOut the seyeral Views;

The base of i ny: tablejf cOnSiiStSQOf an iron frame 1', preferably" madev of angle] iron,

having two leg s:F119 each. eiidi ftheredtahd brackets or 'supports' i near the foot" end-thereof,'-in which is, mounted the main shaffi17'.

' rdvi de'd, with tvli o 'npward'ly extending,"

These brackets oricsu'pports are preferably a formed integrah With the base but be suitably secured: thereto riveting or in any other Way.

The bed 1 am12',"is5 mounted upon the shaft, 17 secured thereto' by eysl Z.

framemay be. formed '01": flat or angle iron or tubing, or su'ehother material as"Ii1ajy be:

desired.v

The bed Of'm table is preferably 50in posedof, three separate ciishions, 3, 3f? and 3 3 being'pivoted tona vertical r'neinber ofithe bed frame The. cushion .3, isse'} cured" toa frame 4, one end, of hich'is pivoted. to anfddjnst'able support 5', -'s1iTding in a tubular nieinber' 7, ojffthe bed frame and l ked in position bya knob '6, and't'he opposite end ofthe cushion-3,} is supported by asuppo'r-tfor bracket 2*, formed integrfah withthe bedifram'e 2. v a I "The intermediate cushion, 3 is preferably secured to the other cushions 3 and 3 y elastic supportsfi v At thelowerend of. the be d' frame 2,". Slipports 2 are provided which" allow 1'0dsj'8,

to slide-therein, the upper end of the r'o'ds 8,

sl iding also in supportsaflforined' integral Withjbn secured tothe'bed iframe 2;. f v

.' Thelower ends ofjjtherods S are pivoted 3 to tread supports 9, and ajtread' 9,'i's suitably secured tolthesnpportsfi Theopposite end'sYQPyof the tread supports pass 'throngh yoke 25,]secuired to the"base 1- a The upper ends of the rods 8,-a're' bent at right angles to the body thereof and iconnec'ted'by a cross rod 8. A link'ldhasjits ,npper endniounted upon the crossrod 8,

andjits lower end pivoted to an arm. or

lever extending from the hub 19 of the movable cams and preferably formed integr ttherewith. f I v Three or more cams are mounted upon the shaft 17, between the side frames of the bed? One of them 19, 1 is a fixed .caIn see'ured to the shaft 17, by a'set screw 17, or other smitahle means. The other cams 21 and 24', are preferably formedjintegral with the hub 19, which in; turn is secnred'to or formed intm-"agral ith a drum 15, around Whichis'inounteda brake band/14. Inqone end of the :brake bland 1ft, aj leveri 12, is ful} crumed, the lower end of which isfpivfoted to one end 01"- a link 18, and the opposite end of the link is pivoted to the other end of the brake band. The Opposite end of the lever 12, is pivoted to a link 11, which in. turn is pivoted or otherwise suitably secured, to the bed frame 2. r

In describing my mechanism, I have referred to the lower end of various levers, etc., and this reference is intended to apply to them when the bed is in its upright or vertical position as shown in Figures 1- and 2.

Steel cables 18, 20 and 23, are secured to the cams 19, 21 and 2 1, respectively, and pass over pulleys 22, 22 and 22 mounted upon a cross rod secured by the arms depending from the bed frame.

The opposite ends or the cables are respectively secured to springs 26, 27 and 28, adjustably secured to the base 1.

'Ihese springs may be set at any desired tension. In practice, I prefer to have the spring 28,01 the liXed cam 19, adjusted at suiiicient tension to counter balance the weight or the table empty or with a very light patient upon it, and the springs 26 and 27 adjusted at different tensions so that their force will ope'ate progressively upon the cams-21 and 2 1. These springs should be of sufficient size and force to counter balance the weight of the heavier patients, the intention being to arrange the springs in such a way as to counter balance the weight of all dii'l'erent classes or sizes ot patients that may be met with in ordinary practice so as to avoid the necessity of any great exertion in lifting the table to an upright position with the patient on it.

In the operation of my table, the bed is placed in its upright or vertical position as shown in Figure 2 and the patient is then required to stand upon the tread 9. His weight upon this tread carries down the supports 9, and the links 8, in turn forcing downward the link 10, turning the hub 19", upon the shaft 1'1, correspondingly. As the hub turns, it carries with it the movable cams 21 and as shown in dotted lines in Figure 2. These cams carry with them their respective cables and thus increase the tension upon the tension springs 26 and 27, until the tension c n1nter-balances the weight of the patient, the cam 19, remaining stationary until the bed itself is moved. After the patient is in proper position upon the tread, the upper end of the bed is lowered to a horizontal position. As the upper end of the bed descends, it carries upward the tread 9 but the lower end of the sup ports 9, being curved as shown at 9, and pa ssing through the yoke 25, forces the tread 9, into an oblique position as shown in Figure 8 and the weir; .t of the patient is transferred from the tread 9 to the bed 3, 5 and 2 3 or the table.

As the upper end of the table begins its descent, its frame 2, carries with it the link 11, thus applying pressure upon the long end of the lever 12, and tightening the brake band 14 upon the drum 15. The action of the brake band 1 1 in carrying the drum 15 with it also rotates the hub 19, thus carrying the cams '21 and 24-, with the hub and increasing the tension upon the correspond ing springs. I

It is obvious that'the size, torm, number and proportions of the various parts may be varied to suit the requirements of any particular case, that themethod of securing the revolution of the movable cams with the shaft may be varied, and that different forms of springs may be used or other well known forms of elastic resistance may be applied, without departing from the spirit of my invention.

I claim:

1. In a chiropractic table comprising a base and a bed hinged thereto, the combination with a balancing spring adapted to counterbalance the weight of the bed, of an additional spring secured t6 the base and the bed frame, of sufiicient strength to counterbalance the weight of a patient.

2. In a chiropractic table comprising a base and a bed hinged thereto, the combination with a balancing spring adapted to counterbalance the weight of the bed, of an additional spring secured to the base and the bed frame, of sufiicient strength to counterbalance the weightof a patient, and means for increasing the tension upon such additional spring in proportion to the weight of the patient.

3. In a chiropractic table comprising a base and a bed frame hinged together, the combination with a balancing spring adapted to counter balance the weight of the bed, of a plurality of additional springs secured to the base and to the bed frame, of suflicient strength to counterbalance the weightof a patient, and means for increasing the tension upon such additional springs in proportion to the weight of the patient.

4:. In a chiropractic'table comprising a base and a bed frame hinged together, the combination with a balancing spring adapted to counterbalance the weight of the bed,

of additional springs secured to the base and the bed frame and means for successively increasing the tension. upon such additional springs in proportion to the weight of a patient. 5. In a chiropractic table comprising a base and bed hinged thereto, the combination with a balancing spring adapted to counterbalance the-weight of the bed, of an additional spring secured to the base and the bed frame, of sui'licient strength to counterbalance the weight of a pat-ient ,and means actuated by the weightof a patient mounting the table, for increasing the tension upon such additional spring in proportion to the weight of .the patient.

6. 111a chiropractic table comprising a base and a bed frame hinged together, the combination with a balancing spring adapted to counterbalance the weight of the bed, of a. plurality of additional springs secured to the base and to the bed frame, of; sulficient strength to counterbalance the Weight of a patient mounting the table, and means for increasing the tension upon such additional springs in proportion to the weight of the patient.

7. In a chiropractic table comprising a base and a bed frame hinged together, the combination with a balancing sprin i adapted to counterbalance the weight of the bed, of additional springs secured to the base and the bed frame and means actuated by the weight of a patient mounting the table, for successively increasing the tension upon such additional springs in proportion to the weight of a patient.

8. In a chiropractic table, the combination with a stationary base having a shaft mounted in bearings carried by the base, of a bed frame secured to the shaft, a cam mounted upon the shaft, a spring secured to the base, a cable connecting the cam and the spring, and means for rotating the cam upon. the shaft in a direction increasing the tension upon the cable and spring.

9. In a chiropractic table, the combination with astationary base having a shaft mounted in bearings carried by the base, of a bed frame secured to the shaft, a cam mounted upon the shaft, a spring secured to the base, a cable connecting the. cam and the spring, means for rotating the cam upon the shaft in a direction increasing the tension upon the spring and means for locking the cam to the shaft after being so rotated.

10. In a chiropractic table, the. combination with a stationary base having a shaft mounted in bearings carried by the base, of a bed frame secured to the shaft, a plurality of cams mounted upon the shaft, a corresponding plurality of springs secured to the base, cables respectively connecting the springs and the cams and means for rotating the cams upon the shaft in a direction increasing the tension upon the springs.

ll. In a chiropractic table, the combination with a stationary base having a shaft mounted in bearings carried by the base, of a bed frame secured to the shaft, a plurality of cams mounted upon the shaft, corresponding plurality of. springs secured to the base, cables respectively connecting the springs and the cams, means for rotating the cams upon the shaft in a direction increasing the tension upon the springs, and means for locking the cams to the shaft after being so rotated.

12. In. a chiropractic table, the. combination with a stationary base having a shaft mounted in bearings carried by the base, of; a bed frame secured to the shaft,a plurality of cams mounted upon the shaft, a coigrespending plurality of springs secured to. the base, cables respectivelyconnectingthe springs and the cams and means actuated. by the weight of a patient, for rotating the cams upon the'sha'lt in a direction increasing the tension, upon the springs.

13. in a chiropractic table, the combination with a stationary base having a shaft mounted in bearings carried;- by the base, of a bed frame secured to. the shaft, a plurality of cams mounted upon the shaft, a corre; sponding plurality ofsprings secured to,th,e base, cables respectively connecting the. springs and the cams, means actuated byv the. weight of a patient, for rotating thev cams upon the shaft in a direction increasing the. tension upon the springs, and means for: locking the cams to the. shaft after; being. so, rotated.

14:- In a chiropractic table, the combination with a stationary base having a shaft mounted in bearin s carried. by the base, of a bed frame secured to. the shaft, a cam mounted upon the shaft, a spring secured to, the base, a cable connecting the cam and the spring, a hub mounted upon the shaft and secured to the cam and carrying a lever formed integral with. the hub, a tread mounted upon supports, mounted in bearings carried by the bed: frame, a pivot securing the lower ends of the rods to the tread supports, and a link having one end pivoted to the upper end; of the rod and its lower endpivoted to. the hub lever.

15. In a chiropractic table, the combination with a stationary base having a shaft mounted in bearings carried by the base, of a; bed framesecured to the shaft, a cam mounted uponv the shaft, a spring secured to the base, a cable connecting. the cam and the spring, ahub mounted upon the shaft and" secured to the cam and carrying a lever formed integral with the hub, a, tread mounted upon supports, rods mounted in bearingsv carried by the bed, frame, a pivot securing the lower ends of the rods to the tread supports, a linkha-ving one end pivoted to the upper end otthe rods and its opposite end pivoted'tothe hublever, and means for locking the cam to the shaft. 16. In a chiropractic table, the combination with a stationary base having a shaftmounted in bearings carried by the base, of av bed frame secured to the shaft, a. cam mounted upon the shaft, a spring secured to the base, a cable connecting the cam and the spring. a hub mounted upon the shaft and secured to the cam and carrying a lever formed integral with the hub, a treadmountslidinglyi rods slidingly ed upon supports, rods slidingly mounted in bearings carried by the bed frame, a pivot securing the lower ends of the rods to the tread supports,a link having one end pivoted to the upper end of the rods and its lower end pivoted to the hub lever, and means actuated by the descent of the bed, for locking the cam to the shaft.

17. In a chiropractic table, the combination with a stationary base having a shaft mounted in bearings carried by the base, of a bed frame secured to the shaft, a cam mount ed upon the shaft, a spring secured to the base, a cable connecting the cam and the spring, a hub mounted upon the shaft and secured to the cam and carrying a lever formed integral with. the hub, a tread mounted upon supports, rods slidingly mounted in slots carried by the bed frame, a pivot securing the lower ends of the rods to the tread supports, a link having one end pivoted to the upper end of the rods andits lower end pivoted to the hub lever, a drum formed integral with the hub or suitably secured thereto, a brake band positioned around the drum, a brake lever fulcrumed in one end of the brake band, having one arm connected by a link to the other end of the brake band and another arm connected by a link to the frame of the table bed.

18. In a chiropractic table, the combination with a stationary base having a shaft mounted in bearings carried by the base, of it bed frame secured to the shaft, a cam mounted upon the shaft, a spring secured to the base, a cable connecting the cam and the spring a hub mounted upon the shaft and secured to the cam and carrying a lever formed integralwith the hub or suitably secured thereto, a tread mounted upon one end of supports, the opposite ends of which pass ;hrough a yoke secured to the base, a rod slidingly mounted in slots carried by the bed frame, a pivot securing the lower end of the rod to the tread supports, a link having one end pivoted to the upper end of the rod and v its lower end pivoted to the hub lever, a drum formed integral with the hub, a brake band positioned around the drum, a brake lever fulcrumed in one end of the brake band, having a short arm connected by a link to the other end of the brake band and a longer arm connected by a link to the frame of the tablebed.

19. In a chiropractic table, the combination with a stationary base having a shaft mounted in bearings carried by the base, of a bed frame secured to the shaft, a cam fixed I I to the shaft connected by a cable to balancmg spring secured to the base of sufficient strength to counterbalance the weight of a bed of the table when empty, an additional cam revolvably mounted upon the shaft, an additional tension spring secured to the base, a cable connecting the additional cam and spring and means actuated by the weight of a patient for revolving the revolvable cam upon the shaft in a direction to increase the tension upon its corresponding spring.

20. In a chiropractic table, the combination with a stationary base having a shaft mounted in bearings carried by the base, of a bed frame secured to the shaft, a cam fixed to the shaft connected by a cable to a balancing spring secured to the base of sufficient strength to counterbalance the weight of a bed of the table when empty, an additional cam revolvably mounted upon the shaft,- an

additional tension spring secured to the bar a cable connecting the additional cam and spring, and means actuated by theweight o l a patient for revolving the'revolwable cam upon the shaft in a direction to increase the springs and means actuated by the weight of patient for revolving the revolvable cams upon the shaft in a direction to increase the tension upon their corresponding springs.

22. In a chiropractic table, the combination with a stationary base having a shaft mounted in bearings carried by the base, of a bed frame secured to the shaft, a cam fixed to the shaft connected by a cable to a balancing spring secured to the base of sufficient strength to counterbalance the weight.

of a bed of the table when empty,additional cams revolvably mounted upon the shaft, additional tension springs secured to the base, cables connecting the additional cams and springs and means actuated by the weight of a patient for revolving" the revolvable cams upon the shaft in a direction to increase the tension upon their corresponding springs in proportion to the Weight of the patient.

In testimony whereof he affixes his signature.

HERBERT H. MILLER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5014688 *Sep 6, 1990May 14, 1991Tri W-G, Inc.Patient treatment table
Classifications
U.S. Classification606/244
International ClassificationA61G13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61G13/009
European ClassificationA61G13/00M