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Publication numberUS1693810 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 4, 1928
Filing dateDec 20, 1926
Priority dateDec 20, 1926
Publication numberUS 1693810 A, US 1693810A, US-A-1693810, US1693810 A, US1693810A
InventorsDaniels Melville, A J Wood
Original AssigneeDaniels Health Table Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Neuropathic health table
US 1693810 A
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Dec. 4, 1928.

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Application filed December 20', `1926;. lSerial No. 156,023..

rlhis invention relatesto a table adapted to be used in the treatment of neuropathic ailments wherein the patient lying on the table inay manipulate it so as to changethe position and `in this manner dispose his (or her) body so that the forceA of gravity may 'aid in i-estorin misplaced organs to' proper position and relieve pressure oi' such inisplacedorgans which pressure inayproduoe ab neuropathicv condition. We have tonnel-that by use of a table of this kind'the patient inay *givek self treatment and cure or palliate manydisorders to which the body is subject. i

lt isa primary object, and purpose of' the pr sent invention to provide a table. of" the ied on which the patient inay adjustable on thepart of the character ou lie and .which patient to dil'lorent angular' positions'and'on which the patient niay turn to. dililerent posi-A tions and still be heldagainstaccident. Va-

rious novel constructions-are supplied for the atta-ininents o these ends as Well asothers not at this tinie'speciicaily stated but which Will appear from the 'following description and the accompanying drawings, in which,

i* i0'. 1 is a side elevation or the table ofour C y invention. y.

Fig. 2 is a sin'iilar elevationj the table'havu ing been tilted troni a horizontal toa vertical position. v

Fig. 3 is a `fraginentaiiyenlarged Verticall section through the table, illustrating the manner in which itis mounted for movement about a horizontal axis and further illustrat#v ing the liinit stops used in' rconnection there- Fis. t is a transverse vertical` Asection through the table construction the plane oi,

Y section being substantially through thepir otal mounting therefor. Y K Y Fig. 5 is a fragmentary section showing the mechanisms used for rotatably mounting the ankles holding clainp. M Fig. o" isaii elevation oit said olainp', and Fig. 7 is a Vertical transverse section there-` through.

Like reference characters reifer to like partsy inthe diii'erent iigures oi the drawings.

ln the construction 'oll 'the device, support- .Y

1 inclined somewhat to the vertical are used at ltheir upper `ends being `in standards such as 11 in Fig-1.'

. eonippedeach With an enlarged circular disklike head 2. Associated With 'each of the table and are spaced" apart somewhat farthen than the Width. oi the rtable. The table is at.- tached brackets olii inetal, eachV inclnding'ga horizontal section 5 andl a vertical. section 6,.v The horizontal sections V5 ektendtoward each other and the Vertical` sections 6 pass between tie heads 2 and l atthe upper endsr of the s1" -ndzirds 1 and 3 asbest shown inF-igh. `A

ew Zfha'ving a head 8' passes throughwthe eads 2 and t and the vertical sections 6, the 1er-.ds 8 of the screws bearing'against the eads atfthe upper ends oi' standards 3,*alnd which a socket portion. 10 is turnedi'at right angles?` it being interioif'ly bored and threaded'V to receive the end oa? a screw 7^. Thisisfu'lly vshown in Fig. i and it isevident that by turni ing the handle 9 the parts, including the heads at theupper ends ot the standards'and'Y the* yerticalpsections 6 ot the table supporting brackets inay be securely clainped'together; andthat on releasing the clamps thus pro- 'iid/ed the table which is supported on t'liein-v Wardly extending sections 5 of the support-ing' brackets may oe'turned to dilfereiit`-position`s about the horizontal axis of the 4screws 7" which serve as'pivots about which the table inay turn. lThe supporting standards 1 and 8 at eachl side off the constructionA are limited in the exte t that they niaysepaiate by lfinks The table is spaced a short distance above the horizontal sections 5 by ineans of across bar 12u which is secured to said sections. The ablei lies abofve and is ixedto said bar12 and atitsnpper side and vedges is covered with any'sui'table padding7 indicated at 14.

@u the under side of the bar 12 and alsoon the under side oa second4v bai' 12d secured? to the underside of thetablenear one end therefoi?, are sleeves 15 mounted' in alignment with each other through which a tubular rod`126l ne screwbeing connected toa hand-l'eQfroinioo lll

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may pass, it being adjustable in said sleeves and held in any position to which adjusted by set screws such as indicated at 17. Beyond the end oLf the table 13 the tube is curved upwardly and thence back toward said table7 as best shown in 1 and 2, making a curved section 18y as shown.

The table with the attached tubular rod 1G is'limited in its movements to an arc ot substantially 90 degrees. On the heads l at the upper ends ot standards 3 two stationary stops 19 are provided (see Fig. 3) which are located 90 degrees apart and between which stop pins 2O on the vertical sections 5 of the table supporting brackets may move. This limits the table to a swinging movement between the horizontal position shown in F ig. 1 and the vertical position shown inlFigs. 2 and 3.

[it the end oil the curved sect-ion 18 et the tubular rod 16 a bracket 21 of metal is located. lt is bent downwardly and inwardly at an incline short distance below where it is attached to the tube 18 (see Fig. *.1') and then extends vertically downward. The upper end oi the bracket has an opening through which a pin 22 freely passes, the pin being permanently secured to the 7end of the tube 18 and at its free end provided with. a head 23. A coiled spring 24 under compression is located around the pin 22 between its head 23 and the bracket 21, the normal ellectot which is to torce the bracket against the end ot the curved tubular section 18, as shown in Fig. A shortlocating ,pin 25 projects from the end ot the tube 1S and passes through an opening in the bracket 21 Vwhen the table and the tubular rod .16 are in horizontal position.

A clamping ar 26 is rigidly secured to the downwardly extending outer end ot bracket 21 and at its upper side is covered with suitable padding indicated at 27. @n the inner side of the c amping member 26, a bar 28 is permanently secured the'same extending above the upper side ot the bar il. second bar 29 having vertical slot 29 therein is adjustably mounted 'on the bar 287 its lower end at each side edge being equipped with lips which pass alongside each edge ot the bar 28. A second clamping bar 31 covered with suitable padding 82 ispermanently secured to the upper end otl the adjustable bar 29.v

ln order to x the two clamping bars 2G and 31 securely with respect to each other a clamping screw 33 having an enlarged head passes through the slot 292L and into a threaded opening in the bar 28 and has a shoulder which clamps against the bar 29.. lt is evident that in this manner the bars 26 and 81 may be adjusted back and forth with respect to4 each other and may be held in any position to which adjusted. llVhen the patient lies on the table the ankle portions ot the legs may be placed in suitable recesses in the upper side of the bar 26 then the bar 31 lowered snugly into engaging position with the legs of the patient and the clamping screw 33 then tightened.

At each side end near the upper edge por- `tened between its ends where the attachment is inade Vto heads 2 and bent at right angles at theV flattened portion so as to make the vertical hand holds 85 and the horizontal hand holds 34.

rlhe patient having been placed on the table or having placed himself (or herself) there on and clamped the legs within the ankle lamp may then loosen the handles 9 and turn the table to ditierent positions, anywhere between the horizontal position shown in Fig. 1, and the vertical position shown in Fig. By reason ot the structure and the limit stops which are provided the swing ot the table can only be so as to lower the head of the pan tient and at any point between the horizonf tal and vertical positionot the table this movement may be stopped. By reason of thev weight of the patient which is carried wholly or partly by the ankle clamping bars, spring 24. compressed7 the bracket 21 is disengaged trom the pin 25 and the leg or ankle clamps may be turned about the axis of the pin '22.

vThis permits the patient to turn to diierent `positions on the table. There are many posi- `tions'in which certain misplacement ot organs will be rectilied and nerves relieved from pressure and the patient may turn to thc de sired position andsecure such relief with an eventual replacement of the organ to natural position. With this apparatus various attachments may be used on the table tor supporting the head or other portions ot the body but these are not shown or described in the present application. n

rllhe table is very practical and serviceable and has proved particularly valuable in treatment ot' neuropathic disorders. lt is simple to` operate7 adjustable for dillerent heights of persons using it and can be used in the home without the necessity of an attending physician or nurse; rlhe invention is defined in the appended claims and is to be considered comprehensive of all forms of structure coniing within their scope.

With reference to the ankle clamping` device which has been definitely disclosedV and described as such7 it is pointed outthat any equivalent device adapted to clamp Jthe feet or in fact any part of the lower extremities ot a person may be substituted as a mechanical and actual equivalent. llVherever the device is referred toas an ankle clamping means suchk designation is to be understood in this broader sense. j

igeeasio -ll7eclaiinc` i. l: lny a construction of the class described,

spaced apart vertical supports, brackets .piv-' tion,said l'iorizontal sections of the bracketsk extending toward each other, a table carried by and between said horizontal sections et the brackets, a member located below, lengthwise o' and adjustable longitudinally with respect to the table, said member at one end extending beyond ythe adjacent end of the table and thence bent upwardly and back toward the table and a legs holding clamp mounted at the outer end of the said member..

2. ln al construction of the class described, spaced apart'vertical supports, a table disposed between said supports and located a distance below the upper ends thereof, means for mounting said table for turning movement on the supports about a horizontal axis located above the table, a rod disposed below and lengthwise. of the table, `means for adjustably mounting said rod on the table, one end ot the rod extending beyond the adjacent ond ot the table and thence being bent upwardly and back, and ay legs holding clamp. connected to the outer end of said rod substan-V tially as described.

3. In a construction of the class described, spaced apart vertical supports, a table located between said supports and mounted thereon tor turning movement about a horizontal aXis, means for limiting the movement ot said table between two positionsk in one of which the table is horizontal and the other vertical, a member located lengthwise ot andv below the table, means tor mounting said member on the table whereby it may be longitudinally adjusted with respect to the table, said member at one end extending beyond the adjacent end of the table and being thence bent upwardly and back toward the table, and legs holding clamp .pivotally mounted on the outer end of said member so that it may be turned 'to any desired posit-ion.

4. A construction containing the elements in combination delined in claim 3, combined with means tor normally holding said legs holding clamp against turning movement with respect'to the member o'ii which it is mounted. y d

5. In a construction of the class described, spaced apart vertical supports, a table located between said supports, meansl :tor mounting the table` on said'supports ier turning movement about a horizontal axis, a rod located below and adjustably mounted on the table for longitudinal adjustment, one end of theV rod extending beyond the adjacentend ot the table thence bent upwardly and'back towardk the end of the table, a headed pin attached to and projecting from said end 0f the rod, a

bracket rotatably mounted .on and depending troml said pin, a. coiledl spring around; the pin between said )racket and the head of the pin wasecond smaller pin projecting iroin the end of the rodand adapted to `pass through an opening in said bracket anda legs holding clampcarried by said bracket.

6. ln a con traction ot the class described,

spaced apart vertical supports having heads at their upper ends, supporting brackets each including a vertical section anc av horizontal sectibn pivotally mounted to turn on a horizontal axis, one Vot' said brackets being pivotallyconnected to ea ch of said supports at their upper ends whereby the vertical sections ot the brackets extend downwardly from the pivots and the horizontal sections of the brackets extend toward each other, stop lugs located substantially 90 vdegrees apartprojecting from ahead of the support, a complementary stop pin extending inwardly trom the vertical section et a bracket between said stop lugs, a table attached to, carried by and extending between the horizontal sections of said brackets, and a legs holding clamp connected with said table adjacent one end theresubstantially described.

7. ln a construction of the class described,

spaced apart vertical supports each comprising two tuluilai' standards converging adjacent their upper ends and each termed with circular heads, a br cket of ilat metal having a vertical section located between the heads of each pair of standards, a headed and screw threaded pivot screw passing through said in combination delined in claim?, combined with li and holds secured at the upper ends ot cach verticalsupport,ieach ont said handhelds including a horizontal rearwardly extending.

member and a vertical member located at right angles tothe horizontal member.

. i i .8. A construction containing the elements iisv and freely rotatablek relative thereto for clamping the ankles of a person, and releas`I 11. In a Construction of the class described, e

a table mounted for movement about a horizontal axis, means associated with the table and rotatable relative thereto for clamping the ankles of a person, and releasable means for holding` said ankle clamping means nonmeans. Y

In testimony whereof We affix our signatures.

MELVILLE DANIELS. A. J. WOOD.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification606/242, 601/24, 482/144
International ClassificationA61H1/02
Cooperative ClassificationA61H1/0218, A61H2203/0493
European ClassificationA61H1/02D