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Publication numberUS1710400 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 23, 1929
Filing dateOct 5, 1925
Priority dateOct 5, 1925
Publication numberUS 1710400 A, US 1710400A, US-A-1710400, US1710400 A, US1710400A
InventorsBebout Earl R
Original AssigneeBebout Earl R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Chiropractic table
US 1710400 A
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Patented Apr. 23, 1929.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

EARL ta. BEBOUT, or INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.

CHIROPRACTIC TABLE.

Application med october 5, .1925. serial No. 60,593.

- 1 It :another object lof my invention toV provide an apparatus ot thisv class which v.may be disposed. over fa 'conventional chiropractic `ftable, as desired, vwhereby :the operator may, .under some 'conditions use the: con venti'onail table cushions for supporting the patient fand under other conditions, use the crest type cushion. v

yIt .is .also an vobject of my invention to promay be readilyfplacedonatypical sick bed for supporting y,the patient during chiropractic adjustments It is a' further object .off my invention .to `provide this apparatus with :a foldable leg supporting means, by. which itmay be sugp-v ported at surta-ble [height `when desired, independently rot .the coordinate.support of another table, :beth-.or the equivalent- ,1f

It is also an important object toprovide a vchiropractic cushion of this character, coinprised .of hingedy sections, which may be lifolded and thus capable of :being )conveniently carried 'about-,wand to4 further provide a hand-grasp means in `conjunction there? with for .carrying same.`

The above .andnother ,objects are attained iby the structure illustrated yin ther accom- 1 View of Fig. .1,Fig. Sis 4a fragrmentary side "panying drawings, iin which:A Figure 1 Ais a kside .elevation `showing 'the apparatus in fselt supported positiomthe -legsbeing in'` correspending unfolded position; `Fig. 2 -al plan view showing the legs Ain folded position;

Fig. 4L isa .view of Fig. Basseen from the.

.:bott'om;v Fig. k5 shows the-,complete folded arrangement .oixmy invention readyto beA carried. about; `li'g. .E6 .is-an (elevation jillustrat1ngfthe use vfotmy .invention m congunctonwith a typical sick bed;-and Fig-J7 is a Viewv similar to Fig. 6, but showing .my apparatus supported by a conventional chiropractic table, and .Fi-g. S shows the inventionv supported by a `special table.

s Iii-the chiropractic art, spinal vadjustments have been, for a number ol years, carried out by .placing the patient in a lying position, tace downward inasoniewhat straight andphorizontal position, adjustments being made 'by downward pressure at different .points ot the spina-under which conditions the chiropractic supporting table is adapted ilo-correspondingly yield in response to the different adjustments. It has been found, however, that by placing the patient in a ly'i.ng position over a chi-ropractictable the surtace'iof which issubstantially convex from end to end, in face .downward position, that a great many .ofthe chiropractic 'adj ustments may beperformed with vless painV to the patient and with greater ease to -the .chiro- Apractor, because by this arrangement the iiexi'on of the spinal column isu-pwardly only when pressure is first appliedtheretm when making an adjustment thrust. This enables the vertebrae ,movement .to be made before I'the lspinal column reaches an extreme iiexionV ,in the opposite direction, ras the thrust against the spine is practically .completed when that region Lof `thespinal column receiving the thrust has been moved downjwardly to a` substantially `straight line `or p .normalpositionnv .T 1

Similar characters of referencedesignate simi-larparts thruout the several views. 'Referring to Figure l, the numerals l .and 2 designate .thetwo cushion Vsections .of my, invent/ion, which together form a. .cushion means y with an arc-like con-tour.. Said cushions fareeaeh mounted on a rectangular trame 3, in `conventional upholstered manner, said ltrames l'being kof inverted yboxlike ;charaeter`. lTheY normally bottom .port-ion 4 of said box serves asa top floor for said frame, rto support the Acushion springs 5, whichare disposed 1n working relation be-l tween said traine top and the cushion padding y(3, which llies directly under thecushion cover 7. The trames 3 are supported by the legs rarranged in `pairs 8,59, 10 and ll. lThe pair .T10 are cunited at their upper Vends .by ayoke member 1,2which is suitably hi-nged thev l hinges 13 tothe lower surfaceof .the frame topf4,1so as to. be folded with said-legs towards the legs 1l,and the legsll are llikewise nnitedattheir upper ends by means. I'

of the yoke member 14- which is suitably Yillustrated in Fig. 1, the ends of said spring rest inv the ledge forming notches 18 and 19 of theY yoke members12 and 111, by which arrangement the ends of saidv spring embrace the Vertical walls of said notches and thus lock said legs in rigid unfolded position, as will be understood by those familiar with folding household tables, such as card tables or the like. Said legs are folded by manually graspingthe spring 16 at a point near an end thereof and springing same away from the respective yoke member andnoteh, whereupon the corresponding legs and yoke member are, with the other hand of the operator, readily folded to a position indicated by Fig.A 3. v

The two frames 8 are hinged together at adjacent lower points 2O by means of the hinges y21, by which arrangement the-cushion sections 1 and 2 may be said to be hinged together in lfolded 'relation and capable of being folded to a position illustrated by Fig.

5, which shows the folded position of the apparatus as a wh0le.1

In bringing about this complete folded j position, it is convenient to first lay the apparatus over on its side (not illustrated) the legs being folded into Vthe framesv 3, as aforementioned. and the two cushion sections being then folded together, after-'which the apparatus is set in a position indicated in Fig. 5, the two cushion sections being arranged together' giving a neat traveling bagl appearance.

The typical leather baggage handles 22 and 23 are conveniently providedat the eX'- treme outer. ends of the cushion sections 1 and 2, respectively, and when the apparatus is completely folded, the two handles register in Boston bag manner, by which arrange-V ment the apparatus as a whole may beconveniently carried about.- Fig. 2, which is a part view of Fig. 1, illustrates the character and arrangement of these handles.

Vhile it is obvious that the leg folding .features of this invention adapts same to be conveniently carried about, there 1s still another and very important object in having the apparatus thus foldable. Thisv other advantage is found in adjusting bedfast` patients, where the patient cannot be removedv from bed for the chiropractic adjustments.

.the bed adjustment position, in which ini.

stance the Icushion sections are shown' in unfoldedrelation and supported on atypical bed 24.l j J It is 'thought that in using this style of Y chiropractic table, Ythat the chiropractor'V would stillV have use, under certain conditions for the ordinary type chiropractic S5- table,l especially in adjusting patients who comete his oilice, and as it isV considered impractical-by the inventor to entirely. -disff pense with the use of the ordinary ty 3e tables, the chiropractor would in using t e invention, be required to also keep, in connection with his office, the older style table. This would, of course, necessitate additionall Hoor room to accommodate both tables, and

for that -reasonit is la highly important feature in usingmy table, that same maybe placed on a conventionaltype-chiropractic table 25 asV illustrated in Fig. 7, inthe same?- manner that it'ismused as a bed adjusting table, as illustrated in Fig.16.\ 1 f 100 It has also been found that under some-v vconditions the chiropractor would desire Ytouse only one section of my cushion means,..; which may be accomplished by removing the hinge lpins 26. from the hinges 2l, as-inthe 105 caso of residence door hinges, by which one ofthey cushion sections may be used orcarried about, as desired, Without regard tothe other section.

Fig. 8 illustrates theimanner of removably 11,0-

Asaid yoke members sufficiently to lock same in the folded-position.

It Aunderstood that the legs 8 and 9 are l mounted on hinged yoke memberssimilar to the yoke members 12 and 14;, a spring and top means being provided within'the'cush- 'ion'section-lsimilar to the spring. Y16 and Vlas top l withinthe cushion section 2. i

Thedotted lines` 31 `of Fig. 1v 'ndicate the usual' manner of supporting the patientfor 1- Y j adjustments. i -K y, i As is 'understood by those familiar'with 13o the art, chiropractic adjusting tables, in nearly all instances have yielding means in addition to the ordinary cushion resiliency. In carrying my invention into effect, I have provided both of these characteristics, the ordinary cushion resiliency being conveniently effected by fabric padding 6, which in .turn is su D orted b the coil s )rings 5 Which are tensioned between the frame top 4- and said padding. The normally medial 4,or higher points of the cushion sections are providedwith these coil springs of unusual length, shorter springs being provided in shorter graduated lengths toward the lower or thinner parts of said sections. VBy this arrangement the principal yielding characteristic of my table is effected by said coil springs, While the ordinary cushion resiliency is provided in the padding 6.

It is understood that'the cushion sections l and `Qmay also be supported in any desired vmanner Without regard for 'the aforementioned legs, bed or chiropractic table; and it is further understood that said sections may be used and carriedl about independently of each other. It should 'also be understood that said sections may be assembledand used at the sametime, Without being actually secured together in any manner.

Vfhile I have' illustrated in a general Way, certain instrumentalities which may .be employed in carrying my invention intoefect, it is evident that many modifications may be made in the variousdetails Without departing from the scope ofthe appended claims,

it being understood that my invention 4is not restricted to `particular forms herein described.

I claim as my invention:

1. A chiropractic table comprising a pair .its hinged end than at its free end and gradlually curved from the hinged to the outer end to provide an arc-like surface from end to end of the table rWhen extended, and supporting means for the table.

3. A chiropractic table comprising a pair of cushion forming members hingedly connected at vone end, the hinged ends of said members being higher than at their free ends and gradually curved from their inner to their outer' ends to provide an arc-like sur-l face from end to end of thetable when extended, and foldable supportingl means foi said members when extended. y

4L, A chiropractic table comprising a pair of cushion forming members hingedly con*y nected together and adapted to extend end to end when in operative position and fold against each other When not in use, the upperl faces of said member When Vextended having an arc-like contour from end to end of the table, and foldable supportingv legs for the table. i

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand on this the 30th day of September,

i925, A. D.

Y EARL n. BEBOUT.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification606/242, 5/632
International ClassificationA61G13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61G13/009
European ClassificationA61G13/00M