US 1712391 A
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May 7, 1929. J. MAU SSER SANITARY HOSPITAL PAD Filed April 5, 192a INVENTOR MW ATTORNEY Patented May 7, 1929.
JOSEPH MAUSSER, OF CLEVELAND, OHIO.
SANITARY HOSPITAL PAD.
Application filed April 3, 1928, Serial No. 266,893, and in Austria April 4, 1927.
The object of this invention is to provide an improved sanitary, convenient cellularpad suitable especially for use 1n hospitals or sanitariums when it is desired to give treatments to one or more parts of a patients body, said treatments consisting of hot air, cold air, steam, hot water, cold water, electric light, or electric heat. By the use of this pad any such treatments may be given without moving or disturbing the patient and it is especially suited to a quick change from one treatment to another such as alternate hot and cold water applications which would merely require opening and closing the necessary valves.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a portion of a pad made according to this invention, suitable for use on top of a regular bed.
Fig. 2 shows a modification including a bed spring in the structure.
Fig. 3 is a cross section showing details of construction.
Fig. 4- is a cross section showing a variation.
Fig. 5 is a detail of a damper.
This hospital pad is made of moulded rubber or other flexible waterproof substance.
The form shown in F i 1 which is adapted to be used on top of an ordinary bed, springs and mattress has longitudinal channels 1 extending the entire length thereof below the uppersurface thereof and has spaced openings '2 from said channels to said upper surface. In said channels 1 inserts 8 may be introduced or withdrawn at any desired location without disturbing the patient reclining on the pad. Said inserts 3 may be tubing having apertures on the upper side suitable for discharging or spraying upon the patient cold air, warnrair, cold Water, hot water or steam as desired, or the inserts may be electrical heating or lighting units or other such devices.
The pad is constructed with similar transverse channels 4 intersecting the longitudinal channels 1 but preferably not penetrating the side walls 5 of the pad for the following purpose. Where liquid treatments are being given the surplus liquid may traverse the channels and escape as at the foot of the bed through the longitudinal channels into a receptacle provided for the purpose but is prevented from escaping promiscuously at the sides of the bed by the ends of the transverse channels being closed.
Especially for general treatments of hot or cold air the form shown in Fig. 2 is provided with a rubber enclosure 6 attached as by cement to the lower margin 7 thereof. Said enclosure 6 contains a spring fabric 8 and its supporting frame 9. closure 6 a rubber hose 10 is attached through which air may be forced and'find escape through holes 11 in the bottom of the pad preferably at the intersections of the To said en- 1 face of the ribs 16 may be varied as by serrating (17) or by mushrooming (l8) them.
1. A hospital pad consisting of resilient material traversed by intersecting longitudinal and transverse channels below the upper surface thereof and having spaced openings from said channels to said u per surface adapted for the discharge of uid from said channels through said openings.
2. A hospital pad consisting of resilient material traversed by intersecting channels below the upper surface thereof and having openings from the intersections of said channels to said upper surface.
3. A hospital pad consisting of resilientmaterial traversed by channels adapted to receive inserts therein, said channels being open at the top for the purposes stated.
4. The combination of resilient pad traversed by longitudinal and transverse channels below the upper surface thereof, and having openings from the intersections of said channels to said upper surface and passages in the intersecting walls between the channels, and an air tight enclosure attached to the bottom of said pad enclosing bed springs, an airsupply tube connected to said enclosure, said pad having air holes through the bottom thereof into said channel's, and dampers controlling said last mentioned air holes.
5. A pad made of resilient material having cells therein open at the top, and means to deliver fluid into said cells.
6. The combination with a cellular ad, of a fluid tight enclosure under the t-tom thereof and communicating with the cells, 1 and means to sup 1y fluid to the cells.
In testimony wiel'eof, I do affix my signature.