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' H. DENNIS v COMBINATION HEAT AND LIGHT THERAPY TJAMP Filed Nov. 6. 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 1.
' Jan. 17,1928.
- H. DENNIS COMBINATION HEAT AND LIGHT THERAPY LAMP Filed Nov. 6. 1924 3140014 60: 351 Q own/@ I V P......., a... 11, .1928. Q 1,656,777 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
HUGH I JEN'NIS, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.-, ASSIGNOR TO THE KNY-SCHEERER OORPORA- TION OF AMERICA, 01 NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.
oomamarron HEAT AND LIGHT THERAPY LAMP. Application filed November 6, i924. Serial No. 748,058.
My invention relates to #2. combination construction having casters 6 mounted heat and'light therapy lamp and the novelty thereinin the usual manner. A hollow post consists in the adaptation and arrangement 7 is rigidly mounted in said base in verof parts as will be more fully hereinafter t1c al position on which is mounteda collar 8 6 pointed out. being counterbalanced through connecting In the treatment of certain physical lines 9 running over pulleys at 10 and havtroubles it has been found that a treatment ing the usual counterweights (which are not by certain electrical light raysh'as a stimushown) on the inside of the post 7 which lating and healing eflect. The use of electravel up and down as the collar 8 is moved 10 trica ly generated heat for certain other up and down on said post 7. The collar 8 troubles has also been found to have a benehas a bracket 11 rigidly attached thereto ficial and healing effect so that it is well which has a tube 12 at the upper arm of reco ized that the use of certain light rays said bracket in which is mounted a spring and eat Waves both have therapeutic value. adapted to serve as a counterpressure to the 15 In some cases it has been scientifically movement of the lower bracket member 13 demonstrated that the use of both the heat in conjunction with said upper bracket memand light apphcations must be used together ber 12. This bracket construction is not new in order to secure effective treatment, the and is adapted for use in connection with light rays particularly affecting and stimudevices Where it is desired to raise or lower 20 lating the skin or upper surfaces of the part them by merely pulling on the arm and havexposed while the heat waves penetrate and ing the arm stay in the position to which it have a beneficialeffect upon the enclosed or is pulled. On the outer end of the bracket interior portions of the part being treated members 12 and 13, which are pivoted towhich are inaccessible to the effect of the gether by an outer hinge member 14, is
25 light rays. rigidly secured a supporting neck 15. At
There are many special devices for prothe outer end of the supporting neck 15 is a I jeoting such therapeutic light rays and more swivel joint 16 of usual construction to recently some devices adapted to generate which is attached a switch housing 17 hav- 'and radiate heat waves but there is no deing switches 18 and 19 adapted to control 30 vice adapted to apply both heat and light in the flow of power through the wires 20 such therapeutic treatment and the devices WhlCh come from a source of power not available are not adapted to be used together shown but which may be any usual electric nor could they be so used in treating a comoutlet. A shade holder 21 is secured to the paratively small area where both surface and base of the switch housing 17 and a shade 22 interior portions, must be treated simulis secured by screws at 39 to the shade taneously by both the heat and light treatholder 21. A reflector having a central ment. conical portion 23 and an outer circular My device solves this problem furnishing arched portion 24 is spun over the edge of a combined heat and light device controlled the shade 22 at 25 so as to lock the shade 22 40 by one switch so that both heat and light and the reflector having portions 23 and 24 may be applied to a small area to be treated together thereby effecting a reinforced edge or either heat or light may be used as the of desirable strength at 25. A frame having doctor operating the device may determine four legs 26 is mounted in the reflector b is essential and saidheat and light elements means. of holes with bushings at 27 through are controlled by one combination reflector. the middle of suitable points in the outer Referring to the drawings Figure 1 is a circular portion 24 of the reflector and said perspective of my complete device. Figure legs 26 curve up so as to come together and 2 is a. vertical section of the shade holder form a pocket at their upper ends so that an and'tli heating and lighting elements and electric light socket 29 of usual construction reflector contained therein. Figure 3 is a can be mounted therein so as to project into bottom plan view of the portion of my dethe upper end of the inner reflector portion vice shown in Figure 2. Fi ure 4 is a dia- 23. A. horizontal octagonal frame portion grammatio view of the circuits of the heat- 30 s adapted to be secured to the frame mg and lighting elements. members 26 at joints 31 by means of win In the drawings 5 is a tripod base of usual nuts 32. The horizontal octagonal frame 30 carries heating elements 33 so that the heat therefrom is caught and deflected by means of the outer circular arched reflector portion 24 and thrown downwardly. An electric light bulb of suitable construction 34 is mounted in the socket 29 and the rays from this bulb are caught by the conical central reflector portion 23 and thrown downward.
The circuits for the heating and lighting elements are shown in Figure 4 in which the main circuit 20 leads to the socket 29 on wire 35 and returns therefrom by a wire 36 being controlled by switch 19. The power wire 20 leads to the heating elements 33 by means of wire 37 through the frame members 28, 26 and 30 and passes out again through wire 38 which circuit is controlled by switch 18.
In using my device on a patient the pa tient is first prepared by being laid out on a table or arranged in a suitable chair so that the part to be treated is properly exposed. The operator then adjusts the collar 8 to the height required and pulling down on arms 12 and 13 brings the shade 22 and the attached parts into the desired position above the exposed part to be treated. If it is necessary to swing the shade 22 into a horizontal or inverted position this can be-done within the limitations of the movement of the swivel joint 16. The power having been turned on through the wires 20 the switch 19 will be turned on if the treatment by light rays is desired and the circuit will be traced as described in connection with Figure 4 thereby illuminating the bulb 34 and the light rays therefrom being deflected by the inner conical reflector portion 23 downwardly onto the portion of the patient being treated. If-the heat waves be desired then the switch 18 will be turned on and the heating units 33 will immediately become heated through the circuit as described ,in connection with Figure 4 and the heat waves will be deflected by the outer arched circular reflector portion 24 and if both the heat and light-waves and' rays are"'desiredthen portion a HdTYHIDIITg IIIT lIItO "saiu ceinral member, an electric socket mounted in the both switches 18 and 19 will be turned on.
Many variations may-be made in the mechanical construction of my device as herein illustrated without departing from the spirit and intent of my invention.
1. In a therapy lamp the combination of an electric lighting element, separate electric heating elements arranged around said lighting element, a reflector having a central conical portion around said fighting element and an outer circular arched portion around said heating elements, means for controlling the power to said lighting and heating elements and means for adjusting said lamp in any desired position on a movable stand.
2. In a therapy lamp the combination of an electric lighting element, separate electric heating elements arranged around said lighting element, a reflector having means for reflecting the light rays from said lighting element and separate means for reflecting the heat rays from said heating elements, means for controlling the power to said lighting and heating elements and independent means for supporting said lamp comprising a stand, a collar counter-balanced so as to be movable up and down thereon and a bracket carrying said lamp secured to said collar and means adapting it to be moved in any direction and means for maintaining it in any such position.
3. In a therapy lamp the combination of a shade, a reflector mounted therein having a central conical member and an outer circular arched portion, a frame mounted in said reflector at the lower edge of the outer portion and running up into said central member, an electric socket mounted in the upper portion of said frame, an electric light bulb mounted in said socket, an octagonal subframe horizontally secured to said frame, heating elements mounted on said subframe, supporting means for said lamp comprising a stand, a collar counterbalanced so as to be movable up and down thereon and a bracket carrying said lamp secured to said collar and means adapting it to be moved in any direction and means for maintaining it in any such position, and means for controlling power to said lighting and heating elements.
4. In a therapy lamp the combination of a shade, a reflector mounted therein having a central conical member and an outer circular arched portion, a frame mounted in said reflector at the lower edge of the outer upper portion of said frame, an electric light bulb mounted in said socket, an octagonal subframe horizontally secured to said frame, heatingelements mounted on said subframe, supportlng means for said lamp, said means permitting the movement of the same in any direction, and means for controlling power to said lighting and heating elements.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.