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Publication numberUS1704979 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 12, 1929
Filing dateNov 11, 1925
Publication numberUS 1704979 A, US 1704979A, US-A-1704979, US1704979 A, US1704979A
InventorsFrank Ktjsterle
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Frank ktjsterle and charles h
US 1704979 A
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1 March 12, 1929. F. KUSTERLE ET AL 1,704,979

- TANK SUPPORT FOR HOSPITAL'BEDSTEADS Filed NOV. 11, 1925 L111; I 3 15] L j 6 v Busch frCan/ft [f u $56716,

Patented Mar. 19,29 7

IQFF rRAnk' KUsTnnLn'AnD CHARLE tram le S it; Boson, or KENOSHA, Wisconsin; ASSIGNORS TO sIMMonsfcoMrAnmor NEW YORK, n. Y., A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE.

TANK- surron'r non HOsrIrAL BEDSTEADS.

Application filed: November Our/invention relates to improvements hospital bedsteads and hasparticular refer ence. to an attachment for supporting a tank r of irrigating flu d, such as is employed for 5 antiseptic purposes in accordance WltllIIlOCl:

' 1 1,297 ,0 13, dated'March 11, 1919, and assigned in this case; to provide'a novel arrangement em hospital practice. .j c Among the objects of the invent-ion are to .providea novel sup-port whichis an 1m-v provement upon the structure shown in} the prior patent to lDoni Carlos )Trzivis No.

to the SimmonszCompany, of Ke'nosha, W isconsm, a corporation of Delaware, assignees whereby the irrigating .tanksupport. may be employed'as a. fracture bar when it is. folded. down along the foot end [of the bed; to provide "an arrangement whereby said support or, bar maybe, more quicklyiandcon venien'tly extended to an upright position orfolded down and limited in its movement in either direction, as well as more .po'si-- tively held in said positions to obviate the necessity of attac'hing the same to the tubular-post of thewfoot end of'the bed and per- -mit attachment thereof to thefo'ot endof' the spring; frame or. end railg to. provide an adjustment means which requires vbut" slight turning of the thumb screw and which;

serves to hold the support. in adjusted position and obviates the possibility of the. sup-- iport dropping idown inadvertently or the] screw being. entirely disconnected from its anchoring means, all of which objections are found present in previousstructures; and to generally "nhance, improvev and snnplify structures of the" character'to whichthis invention relates. fl TlllS invention -embodies-a novelsupport for .th"111'-1g2ttlng apparatus so organized that: it-maybe exv tended to ample. height when in zu'sepwhile it may be folded down into an".-inconspicu1-- ous position when itais not desired to use the rod beingjshownwin a vertical"orextended position. I

- the foot'end' of Fig.1. K

, view-.fof the adjusting.andfclamping:means r .forythe receptacle-support; r Y

irrigating device. 3 Inthe drawings: 1

.F'gxl is asideelevation of a hospital bed equipped with our invention; the supporting -Fig. :2 is: an end elevation lookingtoward "Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary plan.

. F g. 4:-iS af fragmentaryfview ofi the end 11,;1925. serial No. 68,252.

railshowing [Figs is a detail view of one end of. the

supporting rod showing the head or block thereof which co-operates with the block on the head or foot rail. v

Fig. 6; is a view of the parts assembled and in operative relation in referred to, and Fig. 7 is a detail sectional view showing part of the adjustment device I or pivot block. 1

the two positions a stra lugfor holding the support in a "horizontal position.

The hospital bedstead to which our invention is shown vapplied maybe of any approved design. However, as shown in the. draw.-

ings to 'which reference is made in detail I and in which like reference characters designatecorresponding parts throughout several views, there is shown a metal bedstead of the continuous posttype having a head end 8, a foot end 9, a spring fra1ne'10 including side' rails and angle iron'head and foot'rails 11 and 12, and-incorporating therein a spring 13.

The bedstead is shown supported on casters permits the same to be clajmpedior to be adj justed and held ina' horizontal-position at the endof-th'e bed- For this purpose, a pivotblock'or boss '17 is provided and pref erably formed on an attachment plate 18 which is riveted or otherwise fastened through apertures therein adjacent the ends of the plate and! corresponding apertures in theangle iron foot r'ail12, as by means of rivets '19 or the, like;

p a The block or boss 17 projectsfro n the foot rail 12 and ispro vided with a vertical di tion and a corresponding intersecting hori zontal notch or groove Ql'of similar crosssection, disposed at right angles thereto; Thec'entral portion of the block is provided I with-a semi-circular recessed portion 22 and a' larger 'semi-circu'lar' recessed portion 23;

V amet'rical notch or' i a groove 20 preferably of .V-shaped cross secthus substantially providinga rimin which the grooves am 21 are provided and forming inclined shoulders 24 and 25 for 'the purpose vof limiting :the movements or adjustmentlof the standard to vertical or horizontalpositions as Wlll be hereinafter more fully set forth.

The lower end of the standard 15 is formed with a circular orfrusto-coniml enlargement 26 having an unthreaded axial opening 27 aligning with a corresponding threaded opening 28' in the pivot block 17 and a lso provided on 'its inner "face withj'di-l ametrically" arranged V'-shaped projections 29 adaptedto conform to-and take in the grooves or notches 20 and 21.- Th s litlCSzlS further provided with a stop lug or projectio1r30- which is arrangedofteenter but'parf allel to the projections 29 and having the. sends-thereof preferably tapered so as to lodge in the :corners between the shoulders the mini iformedby the large recess 23.

24 and 725 and the adjacent inside faceot A thumb screw 131. is engaged through the head or enlargement 26 and has threaded v 'engagem'entwith the pivot blockand foot --35 threaded into a collar36 secured :to the clothes and 'bfetween'the toot rail 12 of therail" so that when the screw is tightened whilethe lugs 29 are extended vertically and seated inthe notches-20, the lug 30 will en- 7 gage the shoulder 24 and limitthe movement ofthestandard '15:to a vertical position at which-it will positively be held adjusted.

,On the end of 'the' extension rod 16 and by. meansro't' a 'cast joi-nt or enlargement as indicatedat 31, there is secured 'a hook 32 having an extension .tip 33 inline with the axis ofthe rod-lti. The hook'32 constitutes l a convenient. support forthe tank 34 of irrigating-fluid, .whiclrmay be adjustedato the proper heightyby means of a thumb screw upper end of the hollow standard or lower pi I esection '15. 1 I

3 hen the device is not-requiredior iirigating'purposes ithmay be folded across the end; of the bedflbe'lowlthe top of the bed spring frame and ithegfo'ot. end 9' of the bedst ead. then, folded it will be :below the top of the bed clothes and is practically invisible. ,.-Such folding is accomplished by first loosening ether ad usting screw 35,

I whereupon the rod '16 may be telescoped into the lowerpipe or hollow standard 15, afte vwhich the; thumb screw 31 is slacked oi'f sutficientlyfltoj perinitthe projections 29 to i move out of the recesses 20" and into the re-. cessesz2l while the lug 30 isshit'ti'ng from the shoulder :2 tfto; the shoulder 25, in. the recessed port1'on,23, the rods-being swung downwardly from vthewfull line position shoWn1in"Figs.;1,2, 5 and 6 tothedotted-line position} shown in Figs-2 and 6. When the rods are j in said horizontal or dotted line 1 position,}the thumblfscrewl31 is tightened so.

' grooves", 19 and "20.1

that the projections or lugs 29 willpositively engage in the recesses 21and the lug 30 will engage the shoulder 25. When the rods are swungdown to. said horizontalor'dotted line position, 'tliethnmb screw 31 isi a'gain tightened so asto securelyhold the pivotal I end of the rod 415 i v y In this position, special means are provided to rigidly'ilo'clnthe tip end of the sup-- porting rod so astoprevent the parts from shaking or becoming damaged thro ugh accid ental displacement, Suc'hjlooking meanscoinprisesa smallbent strap lug 37jsecured to the foot rail or bed post by'sc'rews rivets or other fastenin'gs 38, said lu'gbei ngIpei forated as shown at 39 in orderto'receive the tip 133 on the' end of the extension rod 16. After the tip 33 has been inserted in the aperture'39 by sliding out the extension" rod 16, the samemaybe-securely locked in position by tightening thethumb screw. 35.

It will be'observed that whenthe rods and 16" are locked iii-the "hori'zontal'j dot- I ted line position shown in Fig; 2,they may be advantageonsiy employed to take-the place ofa fracturebaras employed 'in cona nection with modern hospital practice. 'From Fig. 3' of the drawings, 1t wlll be' observed that the thumbi screw extends through the projections 17 and26 and into the vertical flange of the footrail 12 and'is sufiiciently long to permit disengagement of'the. lugs-29 from the recesses 20 and 21 without the thumb screw-becoming disengaged or loose and dropping out 'ofpositi'on.

Thatis, the thumb. screw will still have threaded connection with the parts and 12 and but slight turningthereof will be required to permit runs eating of the lugs 29 as compared withthethumbscrew-18 otthe prior construction shownin:thefpatent herein referred to andin-iwhich the pipe' ld must be unseated from the While we have shown anddescribedfour invention in a preferred form;.we are aware" deep recesses (or.

that various changes-and modifications may be made without departing from: the 'prin'ci-f ples of our nvention,- the; scopelof which is to. bedetc'rmined by the appended elaims- We claim as our invention:

I1- 111 a bedstead o bivnaltionl end a w rd provided Wlth=flflpp0g v venting movement of the standard wheni-nj a. vertical or horizontal.positionzandmeans for limiting movement .offsaidnistandard from operative, vertically.Eextending posi tion to: a substantially horizontal pesitionex tending across said end'frame. r;

3,2. In a bedstead,fthe combinatioaot 'an'.

end'frame, a standard provided with a projection at one end thereof, a pivotal support for the other end-of'said standard located at one side of theend frame, means atthe other side of the end frame for receiving the projection when the latter is moved outwardly substantially horizontally in a direction endwiseof-the axis of the standard, and

= I [clamping means for holding the standard'in porating means for preventing pivotal movevertical or horizontal position and incorment of said support outwardly of the end frame from vertical position.

In a bedstead, the combination of an end frame, a standard provided with a pro-' jectionat one end thereof, a pivotal support for the other end of said standard located at 7 one side of the end frame, means at the other side of the end frame for receiving'the projection when-the latter is moved outwardly substantially horizontally in a direction end- 1 wise of the axis of the standard, and clamp ing means for holding, the standard in -ve1--- tical or horizontal position, said-clamping 'means including a pivot lock having intersectin'g vertical and horizontal grecesses, and

i a central cutout portion with shoulders, and an enlargement on the standard having pro :screvv for drawing said partsQtOgether in j'ections to engagethe recesses and a lug to engage the cutout portion, and a clamping adjusted position. 7

4. In a"threepiecebedstead including a.

pair of end frames and a bed bottom, the combination of a rod provided with a'telescopic extension, a pivotal supportifor vthe end of the said rojd remote from the extension and located at one side of one of said end frames, 1neans on the other side of said v end frame provided with an aperture for receivingthe outer-rend of said extension 'when the rodis moved horizontally and the extensionis projected, means 'for preventing telescopic'movement of the extension, means carried by saidbed bottom for clamping the rodv inhori'zontal and vertical positions, and

means for prevent n g pivotal movement of said -rod outwardly of: the bedstead; I .5.'In' a receptacle supporting device for a bed. frame having afoot rail,ja standard,

a pivot block mountedon the. foot rail of the bed frame and having notches therein, a rod pivotally connected to said pivot block and provided, with anje'nlargement having pro jections to engage said notches, and a clamp ing screw engaged with said parts to draw. the projections into the notches.

6. In combination with a bedstead having a spring frame provided with angular Jend rails and'end frames, a plate attached to the end rail fat the foot end of the bed and at one side thereof and having an annular boss projecting therefrom toward the end frame with interior shoulders facing in the same direction and located opposite each other on the same dia-metrical line, said boss having its rim formed with aligned V-shaped notches, a standard having a head provided stead, the combination of a standard pivotally mounted on the bedstead, means for locking said standard in a predetermined position of pivotal adjustment comprising tively by said bedstead and standard and provided with disengageable means for preventing relative rotation thereof, means for clampmgsard pair of members 1n cooperative engagement, and means for limiting the extent of. pivotal movement of said standard when said clamping means. is


8. In combination, a bedstead including end frames and a spring frame having end rails, a rod pivotally mounted on one of the end rails of saijd'spring frame and provided with coacting means for holding the rod in adjusted horizontal or vertical position, said means comprising a pivot block mounted on said end rail, an enlargement on said rod, said block and enlargement being provided with interlocking notches and projections carriedv by said pivot block and enlargement for locking the rod against pivotal move- .ment beyond predetermined limits.


a pair of separablejmembers carried respec- .adapted to hold therod in predetermined V position of pivotal 5 adjustment, and means

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U.S. Classification5/658
International ClassificationA61G7/05
Cooperative ClassificationA61G7/0503
European ClassificationA61G7/05H