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Publication numberUS1510080 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 30, 1924
Filing dateAug 9, 1922
Priority dateAug 9, 1922
Publication numberUS 1510080 A, US 1510080A, US-A-1510080, US1510080 A, US1510080A
InventorsMurphy David S
Original AssigneeMurphy David S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Therapeutic ray appliance
US 1510080 A
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Patented Sept. 30, 1924.



Application mea August a, 1922.

To all whom t may concern Be it known that I, DAvn) S. MURPHY, a citizen of the United States of America, and resident of Fort Wayne, in the county of Allen and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Therapeutic Ray Appliances, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in therapeuticray appliances and the objects thereof are: First, to afford apparatus for producing and applying intensified rays for the treatment of diseases; second, to afford a construction for the generation and concentration of rays of variegated colors; and third, to provide in an apparatus of the kind having an enclosed radiator, reflecting members and filter plates, and effective. means for the ventilation of the enclosure such as to eliminate the danger of the reflecting members and the filter plates from becoming broken lby the effect of heat from the radiator.

These objects are accomplished by the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 is an elevation partly in central section showing ay structure embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary plan view of the l mouth of the apparatus;

Fig. 3 is a transverse section of Fig. 1 on the line 3-3 thereof;

Fig. 4 is a detail view showing a transverse section through a portion of the main reflector; and

Fig. 5 isa transverse section of an auxiliary reflector employed as paratus.

The characters appearing in the descrip tion refer to parts shown in the drawings and designated vthereon by corresponding characters.

The invention consists of a i cylindrical drum 1, the rear end of which is closed by a removable head 2 and has at its front end a contiguous hollow frustum 3. At the front end or mouth of the. frustum is an open frame 4 having a pair of recesses 5 and 6 therein, spaced apart, adapted to receive and hold corresponding filter plates 7 and 8, the filter plates being of a character hereinafter described.

The drum 1 is provided at its top and bottom with a Ventilating outlet 9 and 10 respectively, each outlet having a corresponda part of the ap Serial No. 580,663.

ing cover 11 and 12 suspended in close proximity thereto so arranged as to obstruct the emission of light from within the drum.

Secured to the inner side of the head 2 is an annular iiange 13, and within the flange at the top thereof is a channel bar 14, and at the bottom a corresponding channel bar 15. Secured in the channel bars are a pair of mirrors 16 that lie in a common plane parallel with the head 2, there being a Ventilating space 17 between the head and the backs of the mirrors. Also, arranged between the mirrors are two glass strips 18, the forward edges of which sponding faces of the mirrors and present angular faces 19. These strips may extend from one channel bar to the other and eac-h are preferably of several pieces so that danger of breakage because of expansion and contraction is obviated. The head 2 has a ventilating opening 20 above the iiange` 13 and a similar opening 21 below the flange so as to provide for the circulation of air through the flange and the adjacent wall of the drum. The ventilation thus provided reduces the liability of the mirrors and strips from becoming damaged through the action of heat within the drum.

A radiator 23 is mounted within the drum in a position forward of the mirrors. The radiator consists of an incandescent electric lamp or other device for emitting rays and is of the usual construction. The interior walls of the drum and frustum are calcimined or otherwise treated so as to augment reflection of light therefrom.

Within the lower portion of the drum at each side thereof is positioned a prism 24 mounted upon a corresponding adjustable bracket 25 which admits of the prism being tilted and held at various angles. Also, in the lower portion of the drum at each side thereof adjacent the radiator is positioned an auxiliary reflector 26, each being mounted upon an adjustable bracket 27 adapted to admit of the reflector being tilted and held at various angles. Each reflector has a series of glass strips 28 arranged side by side with their upper edges exposed, and it is the intention that the glass strips 28 and the strips 18 as well as the mirrors 16 shall be of red, green, yellow, blue or amber glass, or glass of such other lhue as to be particularly suitable for therapeutic purposes. The prisms and the filter plates are also formed project beyond the correpassage-ways 22 between the lll() ot' glass ot huesl selected according-to the particulareiifects desired in the reflection of colors and the intensity thereof. The iilter plate 7 is preferably otheavy plate glass and is positioned in the recess 5 otthe trame, and the filter plate 8 is positioned inthe recess 6 so as to overlap the plate 7. The recesses 5 and 6 are spacedapart and the plates 7 and 8 positioned therein are therefore held apartso as to admit ofthe circulation of air therebetween` through the mouth ot'the apparatus.

Iii utilizing' the intention the apparatus is iinounted upon an adjustable supporting means'f ot any suitable construction which will admit; ot; the apparatus being tilted at trie desired angle, and electric current is supplied to the radiator from a suitable source' o'l'fienergy in the customary manner. The-` raysf emitted trom the radiator' are reflected byy the mirrors andthe strips positioned-therebetween, and/also trom the generaliinterior Walls ol' ythe drum and trustum. By adjustably positioning the auxiliary retleotors and-the prisms the retraction ot 'rays emitted from" the radiator and reflected thereon fromA the interior WallsI may be directed selectively Within the interior of the drum-and rustmn. In this manner the concentration ot' the rays may be effected andmade'to appear in various hues,` The rays that are emittedthrough the mouth ot theiapparatus upon the subject ot treatment may be modified as to color by placing filter plates 7 I and S ot selected colors in the r'ameiaccording to the effect desired.

l. In therapeutic ray apparatus, an enclosure consisting of" a drum with a contiguous lrustum at one end thereolianda removable head at its other end and also a Ventilating; outlet at' its top and bottom; an open-trame at the mouth ot the ilrustum having recessestherein spaced apart; tilter plates removably positioned in the corresponding' recesses'andbeing held apart so as to admit oity circulation of air therebetween; aradiator inthe drum; an annular 'flange-extendinginwardly from the head'o't the drum; a mirror member comprised ot two similar-'portions spaced apart and'positioned" Within; the flange; two reflectingstrips arranped" adjacent each other and ositionedbetween the mirror ortions thel torWa-rd' edgeslot said strips projecting be yond the corresponding; faces ot said portions and j nesentingv angular faces, there being a ventilating space between said mirror member and the head ot the drum and also Ventilating openings in said head; a pair ot auxiliary reflecting members adjustably positioned within the drum, one on each side ofthe radiatorl and each having a series of glass strips arranged side by side with their upper edges exposed; andv a pair ot prismsadjust-ably positioned within the drum one on each side ot the radiator, saidl auxiliary reflectors and prisms being adapted to be severally tilted at, various angles- 2. In therapeutic ray. apparatus an enclosure having Ventilating openings therein; an open-trameat the'mouth ofthe euclosure; a pair' otfilter plates removably arranged in the trame inl parallel planes spaced apartfso-asito' admit circulation of air therebetween; a radiator-in the-drum; a mirrior member' back` ot the radiator; a pair ot reilectingsstrips having oppositely disposedangular faces and positioned at the middle o'lithe mirrormember; prisms adjustably positioned adjacent the' radiator; and' auxiliary reflectors adjustably posi tioned adjacent the radiator, each having a group ot glassstripsfarranged sidefby side with their-uppcr edges exposeth said-` prisms and auxiliary reiicctors being cach adapted to be sererallytiltedlat various angles;

3.' In therapeutic ray apparatus having an enclosure with a radiator" therein and mouth-Ltorthe omissioiror ray sa' a reflecting member including-a` pair of mirrors spaced apart in a common plane and glass strips placed edgeivise between said mirrorswith oppositely disposed` angular faces, said rcfleeting; member being positionedrelative 1o Y the radiator opposite themoutli ot; the enclosure.

4;; In therapeutic ray apparatushaving an enclosure and radiator therein and* mouth for theemission'ot rays,` one or more adjustably positioned reflectors adjacent the radiator Within the enclosure, each having a'group ot'glass strips-With exposed edges. i

Intestimony xvhereofl I aliix my signature inv presence ot' two witnesses.

DAVID S. MURPHY. lilitnesses:

Marlena Mn'rirnnn. lVALTnirG. BURNs.

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U.S. Classification607/90, 362/294
International ClassificationA61N5/06
Cooperative ClassificationA61N5/06
European ClassificationA61N5/06