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Publication numberUS1626471 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 26, 1927
Filing dateMar 12, 1921
Priority dateMar 12, 1921
Publication numberUS 1626471 A, US 1626471A, US-A-1626471, US1626471 A, US1626471A
InventorsMiller Otis A
Original AssigneeBush Ag
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
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Application tiled March 12, 1921;. Serial No. 451,681.

improvements in My invention relates to treatment of the tables for the mechanical human body, for use, as for example by chiropractics, 'Osteopaths and physicians; .my priinaryvobjectsbeing to provide a construction., of table whereby ments to which thepatient is to be subjected may be effected Yin the most etiicient manner and for the accomplishment ot its purpose to a highdcgree. Certain of myrother objects are the'provision no'tatable which may in the positioning vof a patient thereon for treatment, inconvenience the patient to the minimum cxtcnt,"and by which the removal :of the patient trom the tablemay be et fected with Athe minimum inconvenience to the patient; to provide ajsectiona-l support for the patient when in recliningposition, withl the sections thereof. independently adjustable for effecting the desired variation in the degree to which portions of the anatomy extending over therespective sections, are.

supported or to withdraw support for portions ot the anatomy, and provide for the supporting of the patient in different positions for treatment; yto provide a construct-ionof table which may be operated with ease; and other objects as will from the following description.

taken at the line 5 5 on Fig. 2 and viewed .A

inthe direction ot the arrows. Figure 6 is `an enlargedv section taken at the line y --on Fig. 2 and viewed in the direction of the arrows. Figure 7 is an enlarged plan"t sectional view taken at the irregular line 7 on Fig. 2 and viewed in the direction .of

the arrow, certain parts being broken away, l

and the section being taken up to the line marked on Fig. 2. Figure 8 1s asimilar Yfview of the opposite end of the table, the

section being taken at theirregular line 8-8 lon Figs. 2 and 15 and, viewed inthe direction ofthe .arrow and extending, in Fig. 2, up to the line marked these two views `be- #ing` continuations of eachother and together the treat-f.r

be manifest .Referringto' they accompanying drawings:

representing a ytull section throughthe table. Figure 9 is a section taken at the line 9 onl Fig. 8 and viewed in the direction of the arrow, certain parts being, broken away. Figure lOis a' section taken at the line lOv'on Fig. 9 and viewed in the direction'of the arrow. Figure 11 is a section taken atthel liney j 11 on Fig. 8V and viewed in the direction'of the arrow, certain partsth'ereot being broken awa-y. Figure 12 is a section taken at the line 12 on Fig. Sfand.viewed` in' the direc?,`

tion of the arrow, with certain parts'brolren I a-way Figure 13 isa plan view, partly sec! tional, ot one end ot the lowerportion of ytheV apparatus, the left `hand end in Fig.

2. Figure 1tis a section taken yat the irregui lar line 1li-14- on Fig. 15 and viewedin the direction of the arrows; and Figure 15, a

.section taken at the irregular line 15-15 onF ig. 14 and viewedin the direction ot' the arrows.

The particular illustrated embodiment ot my invention comprises a base member rep- I resented at 13 and formedof a pair ot longitudinally-extending bars in the Jform oi'. pipes 14 which are disposed in parallel ref lation and `are connected together atV one end by a cross-piece 15 and at their opposite end by a cross-piece 16, the bars 14 at'the ends thereof adjacent the cross-piece 16 being outwardly diverging as represented at 17, with their ends turned .'downwardlyas represented at 18 to formv feet' atwhich the base member is adapted to rest at one end on the oor. In this connection it may be stated that the provision of the divergent portion 17 affords arelatively broad'bearing for the base member, in its support konthe floor, and also affords handles bywhichthetablemay bev gras ed tor littingthe table at this end f'to' w eel it about on wheels `hereinafter referred to, inthe same way that a wheelbarrow is operated.

Surmounting thebase member 15 is a rocking-trame 19 formedy of a casting 2() located in a plane between the members 14 and having laterally-extending bosses v21l forming trunnions journaled in upright lugs 22 rising from the members 14 at the ends. thereof adjacent the cross-piece 16. Then casting 2() is provided with two tubular( members 23 and 24 disposed at a right angle to each other and extending intoV a plane.v

parallel with thev members 14, the memberl 23 in the position of the structure shown invk adapted to extend into any one of a num-` ber of notches 29 provided in'theside of the rod 25, and by interlocking with the notch of any particular one, of the notches 29 hold the member in such adjusted position. The rodv25 serves as a support for one of the vsections ofthe table-top, this section, which is represented at 30 and is preferably upbolstered as shown, being located at the footof the table. The support of the table section 30 on the member 25 as stated is Veffected through the medium of a frame 31 formed of side Vmembers 32 and cross inembers 33, 34 and V35, this frame being pivotally connected at one end with the upper end of the member 25, as lthrough the medium of a pivoting rod 36 secured in the upper endyof the member 25 and projecting at its opposite ends therefrom, at right angles to the axis of the table, the outer ends of they pivoting;1 rod 36 passing through depending lugs 37 on the cross-piece 35 and affording journal connection therewith, whereby the frame 31, with the table section 30 supported thereon, may be adjusted in va vertical plane on the member rEhe table section SO is provided toward the end thereof opposite to which itis pivoted on the member 25, with a yoke-shaped frame 38, betweenv the depending` lug portions 39 of which the closed end of a U-shaped `frame 40 extends and is pivoted as through the medium of the rod 41. The sides of the frame Ll-O are in the 'form of rods aarallelino' each other and having)v slidii support in bearing portions 42 of the cross-,piece rEhe table-top 2130 while.'being` supported on the top of the frame 31 vis free to slide lengthwise thereon for purposes ofadjustiiig table section 3() along4 the table, a set-'screw e3 screwing in one of the guide portions 4-2 and against one of the rods 1-1 serving; to hold the tabletop in adjusted position on the frame '31.

rEhe crosspin 36 also serves as a support for a foot-rest represented at 44 which extends beyond the table-section 30 and is in theA form of a U-shaped frame, the side memberspof which are represented at 15 and l lthe cross-piece thereof, which forms a platform upon which the patient may stand, at ,46. The foot-rest frame is pivoted on the rod 36, and co-operates yat a cross-bar 117 j thereon with a releasable locking device on l36 from the position therein shown. The

member 50 is provided with two seating sur" faces, the upper one of which cosoperates with the seating surface afforded by the member 49 to hold the foot-rest in the .posin tion shown in Figs. 1 andA 2, its other, lower, seating surface yrepresented atl V52 being adapted to support the foot-rest in lowered condition. v f

vThe table-.section 30 co-operates with vmeans for holding it in the desiredl adjusted position on'the member .25, this means comprising' a rod 53 pivotally connected as indi cated at 5e to depending lugs55 on the cross-piece the rod 53 telescoping with the tubular member 56 which is pivotally connected at 57 to upwardly-extending ears 58 provided on the tubular member 2li. The rod 53 slides in the member 56 and is adapted to be releasably held in adjusted position by means of a device 59 suchas that illustrated at 26 and hereinbefore described,

and comprising` a sliding` rod on the member -56 yadapted to enter any one of the openings 60m the side of the rod 53. The head portion of the table isvformed of a section 61 preferably upholstered as shownand involv p ing a framework 62 at its under sideof which the cross-bars 63v .are parts.

table-section 61 yis `supmorted adjacent one The end,the right hand end Vin-I*`iffs. 1 and 2 Von f a verticallyadjustablei rod 64, this rod be-f ing formed with n a cross-rod 65 securedy thereto at itsL upper end and extending'in opposite directions at -a right angle to the axis of the-table, the connection between the rod 65 and the table-top 61 being through the medium of depending;q ears 66 at which the table-section 61 is journaled on the rod 65, whereby the table-section 61 may be rocked to different positions in a vertical plane on the member 64. The rod 64s telescopes with a tubular member 6'?k rigidly connected with the outer end of a bar 68 i telescoping with the member 24 and adapted to be set in adjusted position therein by meansof a set-screw 69 screwing in the member 24 and against the rod-68. The lower end ofthe member 167 is provided with oppositely-,extending sections 70 extending` crosswiseof the machine and in` which a shaft carrying supporting wheels 71, is journaled. The rod 611 is adjustable in the member 67 lengthwise of the latter and is shown as held in adjusted position by means tof ,the i device 72,;like .the ldevice 2610i? F ig.. 6, which ico-operates.withnotchesA73 in I the sidesof the bar 643s explainedof therod 25.. .Thetable-fsection. 6l a is pivotally connected .at its opposite:- end'with .a bar 74. as indicatednat, the pivot. pin.l therefore being mountedin dependinglugs 76 onthe cross-bar 63. The lower end of the-barf'/l.-

telescopes `with.thetubular 4member 77 pivl0"otallyconnected, as indicated Lt-78, with lugs 79 on the`member67,;the member 77 being` provided'with lmeans for holding the rodvr't in its positionof adjustment, these means,wrepresented at 8O,l beinglike those.`

Thel table-top lsections 30 and ,61: arranged inalined` condition as shown, are spaced` apart at.the1r adjacent ends as illustrated,

different Vpositions relative .to theplane; ory

planes in l which the adjacent sectionsfgare "and-located. in this space to be adjustedftolocated, is a third, or-intermediate,table+ top section 83 `shown as detached `from-all -"-parts of the .table Ystructure,and preferably of upholstered n'iaterialv.` Itis-desired that thetable-section not only be ,adjustahlle..

into different angular.v positionsrelativeu to the. adjacent tablefsections, regardlessl of the..

355 lengthwise` adjustment -of the table-section 30,:butv also thatfit-be renderedfyieldable tor a greater vor less.,degree depending upon. conditions. As. byjl'way of.. example. When va patient`V is Apositionr-id Lon the table,4` the table,-V

40v section 831 underlies thel small-ofsthe-back'v ofthe patient, andthe yieldingfeature-.refk ferred i to.A permits vof the. Aprovision of .more orless lyielding support. for the; smallfof-thef hack during the manipulations of the. latter, asxfor yexample inf.osteopathic.WorkI The.;

means shown for furnishing the` .yielding support rasstated .comprise a .series of spiral` springs Stfarranged injparallel .relation .and

6,-.. being provided forv releasably holding. I

roller proper'. 89 in a depend-ingbearing,

bothbearings beingsupported on thetablesection 30. v'lheipartslare so arrange-d as shown thatin-V 'the positions shown, the crank .91 `may be rotated "to wind upthe web 37! 87er rotatedto unwind it, but when theV shaft 90 is shifted tothe left in Fig. l2 the cram/:portion 9i will shift to a positionin which-the underside of the table-sectio`n 30 willfobstruct therotation thereof and thus hold the web` iii-adjusted positi,on. lt will i be manifest 4from vthe i foregoing description that yhy "meansI of the mechanism just des scribed the support `for.thetahle-section 831 may be so positioned thatlthe* lat-ter will eXtend inv liner with the sections 30- and 6l and theLsupporting vdevice thereforjpres'ent y more or less yielding resistance to-depression offthe section 83, as desired, or thesupporting means may be 'adjusted tosag to any' desiredv extent for-causing Ithe section Sitoy incline as desired. f

Itis desirablefin the use of th'e.table under certain conditions, to rigidly support the section V83, as compared with yieldingly supporting it andv tothis.l end l provide mechanism forsthis purpose which, inthe preferred.n construction illustrated, is formed of; a pairfvofbars 96 pivotallyl connected.. at one -endv with the ends of the` cross-pin 65, andattheir opposite ends connected with theycioss-zpiece 97 'having Vdepending `lugs 98', inwhic-h la rodf99 pivoted asrepresented i i at 100;,- the-rod994 telescopingwith the tubular member 101 pivoted, Vas indicatedat 102,:to-forwardly-extending lugs 103 on the membery67', means represented at 104 and corresponding withl the` device ...26` of` Fig.

the member 99 in' lengthwise adjusted posi-j tion Yini.- thefinember 1101.-.- The. arrangement" offthe@ partsias stated permits. the .frame formed of the-cross-bar .97and .bars 96ste be..adjusted into any.I desiredposition in a` vertical f planje in which .positionit'.y 'serves asfariajid support vfor the, section 83. Thus e the; latter be-.irigidly supported in sub-1 extendingV lengthwisev of .the :table,these1 50 springsbeingi eachconnected .atoneiend `with, thev table-section :61..as through the mediumI of the hooks and at their oppositeends.V

hooked over. a `rod.86 secured ...in...the. free endpf a; web-L87. which'is wound. upon af 55 rollerdevice 88.. The rollerdevice .8800mprises roller/.proper 89 .into which an-L actuatingjfshaft- `9Ois .telescoped `the. latter hav.-r`

ingga crank handletsection. 9.1 .throughgthe medium-lof which .the vroller .89 is rotated of the shaft being. provided :with `a radially# extending pinA .92 which.. ex,tends into a. slot. 93 in therollerf $59` extending vlengthwise thereof, wherebythese V.parts rotate together.

The roll-er, device 88. is journaled,.atfthe/shaft 65100 in a..dependiiig bearingpQlL. and .a.tth.e,.`

stantally horizontal position. as. wellf as. in-` clined'pos-ition,and the supportthus pro.j

vided may be apprimary support, namely,(11,5.`

one resistingthe lowering ofthe section83. relative to the'iother table-sections. in the' meresuperposition of a patient` on the table, orit may serve as a secondary supportsor..r

in'` other words operate as. a. Stop forfithe'im' lowering.v of thetabl'e-section .83 `primarilyy` supported from the springuineansbelow the;` latter, thereby limiting the degree .of defiecf; tion `of the portion ofthe patient superpose: inggit, inthe manipulatingprocessv 25 The normal position of` usalofl the tabley -is y,that ,represented in. Figs.. l land ..2Wherein the table top, generallystated, extends.horigkl Zontally..from. ,whichxit Willofccourse be understood thatthe., various sections f of the 1329 table top may assume any. desiredinclination relative vto each other, andas means for firmly holding the table in such position, I lprovide the catch mechanism illustrated more particularly in Figs. 8, 9 and 10 and involving a latch represented at 105, provided as an upwardextension of a sleevemember 106 which surrounds an eccentric 107 mounted on a shaft 108 journaled in depending lugs 109 on the ends of the members 14 adjacent the cross-piece 15, the shaft 108 being provided with operating handles 110 through the medium of which the shaft may be turnedfor actuatingthe est eccentric 107. rEhe latch-portion 105 is formed vwith a shank section 111 which lpasses guidingly through the eye-portion 112 of a rod 118 mounted in an opening 11e in ythe cross-piece 15. Y The outer end of the rod 113 is provided rwith a nut 115 screwed thereon and. which, in connection with a coil spring 116 surrounding the rod at the opposite side of the cross-member 15 and located therebetween and between the shoulderA presented by the eye-portion 112,- operates to position the rod 113 on the member 15 Vand thusrelative to the eccentric 107, it being understood that upon rotating the nut 115 in a directionk to un- 'the parts of the table are in the position Figs. 1 and 2. By manipulating shown 1n the nut 115 the latch 105 maybe adjusted into and out of a position in which, when the shaft 108 is rotated inclockwise direction in Fig; 2 to the position therein shown, the latch 105 will be carried into the eye 117, and by reason of the eccentric action produced on this `latch by the rotation of the v shaft 108, the supporting base 13v and Vthe structure hereinbefore described, and shown, I,

as pivoted thereto at the trunnions 21, may be caused to assume the position shown in Figs. 1 and 9, wherein the support of the table structure at this end of vthe table is lat the rollers 71,' and the adjacent end ofk the base member. namely, the endthereof at the left in Fig. 2, 'is raised fromthe floor, thereby causing the parts described to be firmly locked together and a secure foundation for the device afforded. Furthermore, inthe locked condition stated the device may be wheeled aroundy the room in the same manner that a wheelbarrow is, as hereinbefore explained.

As will be understood from the foregoing, the table-top structure formed of the several independently-adjustable sections, is pivotally supported to move asa unit through a vertical plane, the table, aslprefer to construct it, occupying no rmally the position in which the table-top extends substantially' vertically or in slightly inclined position from the foot portion thereof toward the head-portion, whereby in positioning a patient for manipulation, or for other .treatment, or examination, the patient instead.

of climbing upon the table-top in horizontal position may be readily positioned on the table-top by steppingv upon the foot-rest` with the back of the patient opposing the' table-top portion, and the table-top structure as a whole swung `downwardlytov horizontal or substantially'"horizontal position. The means shown'for causing the table-top and its direct supporting means to assume the y upwardly-extending position referred to, are in the'form of coil springs 118 lo-f cated in the members 18 Vand interposed between extensions 119 on the cross mem# f ber 15 and the ends of a cross-head 120 which extends at reduced portions 121 there-y of into, and is slidable in, slots 122 formed inthe opposing sides of the members 18 and extending longitudinally thereof, the cross-head 120 having pivotally connected ytherewith at their lower ends, bars 123 which incline upwardly and lare pivotally 7 connected with the upper end ofthe member 19 at the opposite sides thereof as indicated at 124, these springs y118 being constantly under compression and serving to yieldingly force' the cross-head 120 to the right in Fig. 8 and consequently through the medium of the bars 128 swing the tabletop portion toward upright position. y In this connection it may be stated that under certain conditions it may bey necessary for the operator to force the table-top lstructure from the position it occupies when the patient steps upon` the foot-rest `and positions himself, opposite the table-top, to the horizontal position shown in Fig. 2, in whichy case the stirrups 82 afford a convenient means of applying the desired downward pressurek on the free end of the table-topto swing vit down to the horizontal position in which it may be locked as hereinbefore explained. V

The apparatus is provided with means for swinging the table-top portion into subk stantially upright positionwhen it is desired to` remove the vpatient from the table,-

these means, as shown, involving the use of fluid-pressure, preferably' air under pressure, operating against the cross-head through the medium of piston and rcylinder mechanism, the cylinders of which are represented at 125, these cylinders being` ar-r ranged in parallel relation between the members 13 and connected togetherthrough the medium of an end plate 126 connected with table-topp the su `sure tothe cylincers to swing the table-top the members 13, these ycylinders' extending toward the .right-hand end otthe lmachine inFig. 2. Slidable in the cylinders are pistons128, the piston Arods 129.01 which are connected with the cross-head 120. 1The `cross-head 120 connects with a rod 130 to the opposite end oi. whicha piston1131 connected, this piston1 sliding in a cylinder 132 secured Ato a .web connecting'the members 13 at the .rightfhand'end ot' the yapparatus in Eigj, the ypiston 131 and cylfinderl 132 serving asa cushioning means `in theoperation oi the vpiston and cylinder 'mechanism' 12544128.

ln the particular arrangement shown valve mechanism is provided for controlling the introduction orp -luid-pressurel.into the cylinders125,I and the exhausting ot 'the saine theretorm, to Lcontrol the movement ot the plying ot the Huid-presupwardly, being an automatic operation oc curi-ing upon the act ol" releasing the latching mechanism which holds the table down invliorizontal position, ashereinbe'lore veirplained. rrhe valve mechanism reifer'red -to comprises a .valve casing 134 with which communieatesl a pipe 135le'ading 'trom anyV suitablesource of fluid-pressure, for eX- ample compresserL air, the vcasing 134 containing at its opposite ends plugs 136y andv 137, with an apertuied.valve-seat partition 133` interposed between, and spaced from7 the innen ends ot these plugs.v rThe space between the plug 136 and the partition coi'i'nnunicates with a passage 139 in rthe member 134 which opens into both ot the cylinders 125 at the eXtreir lett handy ends thereof shown in Fig..14. rIhe valveproper oit' the valve-device, which is represented at 140 and, is located between the partition 138 and the plug 13T, is adapted to cooperate with the seat 141 provided in the partition 133, this valve having a stein 142 which is guiding-ly confined at one end in a slot 143 in the plug 13'?, acoiled spring 144 surrounding the stem 142 and confined between the plug 137: and the shoulder 145 on the valve140, operating to yieldingly hold the valve 140 in closed position'against the seat 141. The plug aperture 146 extending.entirely.l therethrough rlhe latter extends outwardly beyond i the plug 136 and is adapted when torcedinwaidly toA unseat the valve 140. The plunger 14T cooperates with a bell-crank lever pivotally connected, as indicated at 149, with the end-piece 15, the forwardly-extending arm-portion 150 of this lever opposing the outer end ot the plunger' 14T andv the trans versely disposed arm-portion 151 ot this lever carrying a threaded rod'152 screwed into this arm and extending lengthwise ot the apand in line with the member vThe chamber 157 located 136 contains an tblfftolb in which a plunger 141 isslidingly mounted.

the rod 152 being shown as provided with a loclt-nut153l tor holding it in adjustedposi-` tion on the arm 151. i The valve mechanism re'ierred to lalso involves vi ieans controlling the ventingvot the cylinders :125, these means comprising a valve casing formed integrally with the member ailfording al chamber' 155 opening into the 4cylinders 156, and bei-ng irlcommunication with the other ol' said cylinderstlirough'thc medium ot the passage 139 hereinbetorereferredto.

126 and directly beyond a vvalve seat 153., and in communication ywith aneXhaust piperlhe ,chamber 155 contains the valve proper shown in the form 'ot' `a sphere whichl a coil ,spring 161 interposed between the valve 160 and a plug 162 closing the outer end oit the chamber 155.k Cooperating with the ball 160 is a plunger `163 slidablein an openingv164 in thek valve casing', for operating the valve, the outer end of the plunger 163 extending into the path of a roch-lever 165 Julciaimed of the machine,

its outer ,end being provided with a treadle portion 16T adapting it to `be operated by the operator pressing downwardly against it with his toot. Assuming the parts of the device to be in the posit on shown in the drawings, when the operator rotates the shaft 108 inanti-cloclrwise direction in Fig; 9, throughthe'iiiedium ot one or the catch device' ,105 from the -eye "117 to permit the 'table-top to returnttoward vertical position, the` final movement ot the sha-tt 10S,- as stated, underI the .torce-i. applic against the rod 110 by thetoot ot the operator, operates to cause the latch Adevice 117 to engage the rod 152L Jorcing-the latter to the le'ttin Fig. 13,` and therebyroclringthe lever 14S in anti-clockwise direction in Fig. 13 with the result ot A'Orcin'g.the valve 140 to open condition Vagainst the action oi4 the spring 144. rlhe opening ot this Avalvethiis 'follows the releasing ot the table-topiand operates to permit fluid-pressure toent'er the rear ends ot' the cylinders 1,25 and torcethe with the patient thereon, toward vertical position. `Upon the operator ifting his toot Jrom Vthe rod 110, `t-heLspringl 4 h 111 a slight. distance to the right in' Fig. 0 structure are so arranged -tliat., tlie.latcliw111,'

oft' movement olthe eye. 11'?, whenthetablei,

latter the eye 117 Adoes notfsivingthe closesthe valve 140 andswings the .lato` l A i .it may be here stated that the parts o-fyithe in the closed position ot the valve140 eX- tendsy in suoli position relativefto the path top is swung downwardly toward horizontal position, that in the said. moveinentot the 111 rearwardly. ThereforeI inthe ylowering ot the table-top the val ve140 is not opened.

154 shown as 125, through a .passage communicates with a pasl; l

lisnoimally,` yieldingly, held to the seat 158 by at 166 on the trame the other of the rods 110 to release .1100

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'characteristics as to be of Va mechanical treatment of t thecylinders 125,y at the ends thereof shown in ig. 14, to permit the table top to swing position, is effected manthe ich opens the'exahust valve permits the iuid thereby relieving` back pressure on the pistons 128.A y

It will be readily understood from the foregoing that tale constructed in accordance 160 and great value lin of patients especially where he human body is to be effected. The patient may be, with the minimum inconvenience to the patient,

properly positioned on the table, t j

ot which may be adjusted relative to-each the treatment a Lvantageous circumstances, and,

hiropractic and osteopathic work, v videi'or the desired distribution of the support for the patient, to render the treatment most effective, and other advantages are provided which will be 'appai'entto those skilled in the art. c j

ln addition it may be stated that the vtablesection 30 is movable lengthwise of the table, table-top section '88 vmay be omitted or used inthe position shown or in any of a large number or' different positions, and not, as desupport 96 whicl through the medium of the device 104, and both table-sections 30 and 6l may be independently adjusted to different heights in the supporting members 23 and 6"? relative thereto adjustable with its support lengthwise of the the bar Qd j adjustii'ient of the table-top section 30 on its supporting` trame, provides for the most eective use 'of the table in the treatment of ent lengths. l

While l have illustrated and described a particular construction embodying` my yinvention, I do not wish to be understood intending` to limit it thereto as the same may be variously modilied and aitered withdeparting from the spirit ofmy invention.

What I claim as new by Letters Patent is:

l. A table comprising' abase second member supported thereon a e in a sustantially vertical plane into a ,substantiallyV horizontal poa table-top formed of carrying said and desire to secure member, a

said sections operator stepping upon the ytreadle 167 wh` in the cylinders with my invention presents suchv aeina i may be adjusted as desired patients of ditlei-` second member supported substantially vertical plane into `table. top,

member to vertical position and so con-v to be movsections, posts` sections `and vertically mov-Y being pivoted respectively to said posts to adapt said sections to swing'in a substantially vertical plane, and means for holding said sections in adjusted. positionsl about their pivots. v f j 2. A table comprising a base member, a second member supported thereontobe mova le in a substantia ly vertical plane into rolling means adaptto engage the iloor when saidjsecond said second member to s 1d base member he last-referred-to position of said second member.

3. Atable comprising a base member, a second member supported thereon to be movsubstantially vertical plane into and out or' a substantially horizontal position, said second member presenting a table top and provided with rollingmeans adapted to engage the floor when said second member is moved. to substantially horizontal position, and means releasablysecuring said base member and saidsecond member in the last-reterred-toposition of said second member, with the end of said base member adjacent said rolling means extending into a position in which it does not `form a support for the table..

et. A ta ale second member supported thereon to be mova le in a substantially vertical plane into horizontal p hold said second Y ment with the door' and means engaging said base member and said second member for securingsaid second member in substantially horizontal position in opposition to said' first named means, with the cada cent end of said base member raised out of supporting position relative-to the floor, whereby the table is supported on the lfloor at its opposite ends at said lbase member and said second member. l A

table comprising thereon to be mova e in a and out ot a substantially horizontal position, said second member presenting a means tendingto swing said second patient is positioned onv said table top they will old said second member Vout ot' engagement and means engaging said ase memberandsaid second member when the latter is in `substanti'ally horizontal posicomprising a base member, ay

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tionf operating,vvlieiinact-uated,l to'raise said base member 'out Yof lsur)porting position yon the Hoor," whereby the table is supported at oneend on"said` base member and at its opposite end on gsaid second line'mber.

' GIA :table 'comprising Va base member, a

second inem'berpivoted thereon to be movable in a' substantially-vertical'plane into and-but of asubs'tantially horizontalpositionsaid second member extending lengthwise of said base member,'meanstending to swingsaid second V-imemberl to vertical-position andso constructed and larranged that whena patient is positioned on said table "top'they willhold-said second member out of: engagement with theloor and means ensaid basel member/and said second member for securing said second member in s'ubstan'tially` a horizontal position.

i 7. A table comprising a basemeinber, a Isecond member pivoted thereon tobe movable in a substantially,vertical'fplane into and out of asubstantially horizontal position, lsaid second member extending lengthwise of said base' memberymeans tending to swing saidse'c'ond member t0 yvertical position and so constructed*'andarranged that when a patientis positioned on said table top they will hold" saidsecond member koutl oi engagement' "withl the' floor and ineans Vengagfing saidbase member andsaid second memb ery an *E operating when actuated, in the substantially horizontal positionof said second I'ne'mber'A to"`rele`asably vsecure said second aiff-asermember and'i'said4 second member together withthe'end yof lthe base member adjacent the portion'ofsaid second member at whichthe latter engages the ioor, in raised position S. itable :comprising a base member, a Vsecond member pi'voted'the-reon to be' movj'able 'in a' substantially vertical plane into and out of a5 substantially horizontal position, said 'secondmember yextending V lengthwise of saijd'ba'sefmember, and means engaging said base`r member 'and said secondv member forisecuring said second member in substantially a. horizontal position and comprising flat'ch device 'on loneoi" said members,a keeper'fon the other thereof forcooperation with "saidflatch "device," an eccentric device engaging said latch device for operating the latter, vand a guideengaged by saidf latch device and operating in the actuation of said eccentric 4device toeiiect swinging of said vlatch L.device relative to said keeper,

J9,v tabler comprising a. base member, a second "member pivoted thereon to be movabie inl a 'substantially vertical plane into Vand out of a substantially horizontal yposition, saidfsecond member extending lengthwise oi said base l member," means engaging saidbase imemberand ysaidfsec'ond member for securingsaidsecond member'in substantially a horizontal position, and fluid-presand out'of a. substantially horizontal yposi-L tion, said second'member extending lengthwise of saidbase member, means engaging i said base member and said second member lfor securing said second member in substantially a horizontal position, and fluid-pressure-operated means for swinging said secondv member toward vertical position and involving valve mechanism, said valve mechto actuate said second 7 anism being operableI to a position for ef- `ecting theswinging of said second member toward vertical position, by the act of actu'- ating said iirst-named means to releasing position.

ll. A table `comprising a base member, a

`second member pivoted thereon to be movable in a substantially vertical plane into and'out of a substantially horizontal position, said second member extending lengthwise of saidbase member, a crosshead guidj ingly engaging said base member and movable thereon' lengthwise of the table, means,

connecting said second member andr ysaid TIJ crosshead, andpiston and cylindermecha-` y nism engaging said crosshead foi-.operating the latter. Y

l2. Atable comprising' a base member, a

second member ysupported thereon to be movable in .a vsubstantially vertical plane into and out of a substantially horizontal position, said ysecond member presenting a table top, spring means tending to move said second kmember toward upright position, and fluid-pressure means, under the control of the operator, for moving thev table toward upright position.

13.y A tablel comprising a base member, a second member pivotedadjacent `one end to said base member and adapted to move in les lio

a substantially vertical plane and present- 'i i ing a table-top, a,fluid-pressure-operated dey vice on said basemember involving an element movable lengthwise of said base member, and a link` connected with said-element and with said second member at a point at oneside of the point of connection of the latter with said base member. y

14. In a. table, the combination of a supporting member, a table-top section, a rest underlying saidv table-topsecticm` and upon" which the vlatter bears, said rest'being vertically adjustable on said supporting member at one end of said rest, a second member connected with said'rest toward 'the opposite 'end of the latter and adjustably-supported on said first-named 4kmember,"said adjustizo . iok

ments permitting of the adjustment ofsaid rest to diil'erentheights and' diii'erent inclinations relative to said first-named member, said table-top being movable lengthwise alone said rest and means enfraoino' said table-top section and said rest for guiding' said table-top in its movements on said rest.

l5. ln av table, the combination ofV a supporting member, a table-topl section, a rest and holding said table-top section in` adjusted posit-ion.

,16. ln a table, the combination ofA a supporting` member, a table-top supported thereon and formed ot end sections and an intermediate section, means yieldingly sup*- porting said intermediate section, and means on said supporting' memberlocated below said yielding means to operate as a stop for limiting lthe descent of vsaid intermediate section, said last-named means being adjustable.

17. ln a table, the combination of a supporting member, a table-top supported thereon and formed of end sections and an intermediate section,l and means yieldingly supporting said intermediate section and involving a web structure ori'ned oit longitudinally-extending springs, said web structure being yconnected at opposite ends with the adjacent ents of' said end sections vof the table top, the connection of said web section with one of said table-top sections being constructed and arranged. to vary the effective length of the web.

. 18. 'In a table, the combination ota supporting member, a table-topl supported thereon and formed of end sections andk an intermediate section, and means'yieldingly supporting said intermediate section and involving a web structure including springs extending lengthwise thereof, said springs being connected at one end of the webstructure with one of said table-top sections, the other end or said web structure being wound upon a roller journaled on. the other end section of said table-top, and means for rolling said web uponk saidv roller vi''or the purpose set forth. n

Yi9. A table Comprising a base member, a second member pivoted thereon to lbe movable in a substantially vertical plane into and out of a substantially horizontal posi-` tion, said second member presenting a table top, spring means tending to rock said second member toward upright position,

means for releasably holdingsaid second member in lowered position, and fluid-pressure means under the control of the opera-v tor, for rocking said second member with the weightl of a patientv thereon, ltoward upright position.

20. Av table comprising abasejmember, a Y secondv member pivoted .thereon to be movn' able in a substantially vertical plane into and out ofa. substantially horizontalposition, said second member presenting a table top and provided with rolling means which in thek last-referred-to position 'of said second member extendbeyond the adjacent.

end of said base-member andl means releasably securing `said' member to ksaid base member insaid position.- p

2l. table Acoinjiirising a kbase member, a second member pivoted lthereon to be movable inv aV substantially vertical plane into and out of a substantially horizontal position, means engagingsaid b ase inember and lsaid second member :tor releasably securing said second member in ,substantially horizontal position, means operating, when actuated, to swing said second member toward vertical position with an object imposed thereon, and means' operating first to actuate said Vfirst-named means to move them out of securing position, and thereafter actuate` said second-named means to cause the latter to swing said second memf ber toward vertical position.. l

22. A table comprising a base Vmember, a vsecond member kpivotedltliereon tocbe movable in a substantially vertical yplane into and out of a substantially horizontal position, means engaging said base member and said second member for releasably securing said second-memberin substantially horizontal position, iiuid-pressure-operated means operating, when actuated, `to swing,V said iio second member toward vertical position.V

with an objectV imposed thereon, andrineans operating first to actuate said first-named means to move them out of securing position, and .thereafter actuate said secondnamed means to cause the latter to swing said second member toward vertical position. y

28. A table comprising a base member,

a second member pivoted thereon to-be movable in a substantially vertical planey vinto and outoi: a substantially horizontal position, means tending toswing said second member toward vertical position, means engaging said base member and said second member for releasably securing said second member in substantially horizontal position, means for swinging said second member toward vertical position With an object im- 'posed thereon, and means operating first to actuate said second-named means to move them out of securing position and thereafter actuate said third-named means to cause the latter to swing said second member toward vertical position.

24.. A table comprising a base member, a second member pivoted thereon to be movable in a substantially 'vertical plane into and out of a substantially horizontal position, means tending to swing saidv second member toward vertical position, means engaging said base member and said second ymember for releasably securing said second member in substantially horizontal position, means for swinging said second member to- Ward vertical position with an object imposed thereon, and luid-pressure-operated means operating first to actuate said' secondnamed means to move them out of securing position and thereafter actuate said thirdnamed means to cause the la'tter to swing said second member toward vertical position.y

25. A table comprising a base member, a second member pivoted thereon to be movable in a substantially vertical plane into and out of a substantially horizontal position, means tending to swing said second member toward vertical position, latching means for engaging said base member and said second member for releasably securingr said second member in substantially horizontal position in opposition to said first-named means, means operating when actuated, to swing said second member toward vertical position with an object imposed thereon, and means operating, When actuated, first to release said latching means and thereafter actuate said third-named means to effeet the swinging of said second member to- Ward vertical position.

26. A table comprising a base member, a second member pivoted thereon to be movable in a substantially vertical rplane into and out of a substantially horizontal posi'- tion, means tending to swing said second member toward vertical position, and overcomable by the Weight of a patient on said members, means engaging said membersfor releasably holding said second member `in substantially horizontal position, vmeans operating, when actuated, to swingv said second member toward vertical position with a patient on said member, and means operating to release said second-named means and actuate said third-named means to effeet the swinging of said second member to- Ward vertical position.

27. A table comprising a base member, a second member supported thereon to be movable in a substantially verticalplane into tion, said-second `member presenting a table top and provided Withrolling means adapted to engage the floor when said second member is moved to substantially horizontal position, said base member extending in close proximity tol said rolling means,` and yand out of a substantially horizontal posi- .y

means releasably securing said second member to said base member in the last-referredto position v of said second member.

28. In a table, the combination of a sup-v port for a table top section, a table top sectiony located thereon and slidable along said support and positioned to be contactedl by a portion of the patient below the abdovmen, and means affording pivotal engagement of said section with said support and adapting said section to swing on saidy sup-y port responsive to force applied thereto by the body of the patient superposed thereon. v OTIS A. MILLER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification606/244
International ClassificationA61G13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61G13/009
European ClassificationA61G13/00M