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Publication numberUS1731700 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 15, 1929
Filing dateNov 26, 1926
Priority dateNov 26, 1926
Publication numberUS 1731700 A, US 1731700A, US-A-1731700, US1731700 A, US1731700A
InventorsBattenfeld Victor P
Original AssigneeBattenfeld Victor P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Appliance for head therapeutics
US 1731700 A
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Oct. 15, 1929. v. P. BATTENFELD 1,731,700

APPLIANCE FOR HEAD THERAPEUTICS Filed NOV. 26, 1926 VIC/or I? Ba/fen/e/d,

v I Inveqfer: agmni .fimidz Patented Oct. 15, 1929 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE APPLIANCE FOR HEAD THERAPEUTICS Application filed November 26, 1926. Serial No. 150,758.

My invention relates to an appliance for treating various diseases of the head, throat and lungs and has for its main object to provide a device whereby a great many ailments 6 may be treated with the best results and the least inconvenience and discomfort to the patient.

A further object is to so construct the device that not only external diseases, such as eruptions on the face and scalp, may be treated, but that diseases such as catarrhal and respiratory may be treated as well.

A still further object is to provide an appliance of this character of simple construction, light in weight, easy to manipulate, sanitary and comparatively inexpensive to manufacture.

These and various other objects and advantages will be readily understood from the following description and from the accompanying drawing of a preferred embodiment of t e device, but it will be seen that various modifications might be made without departing from the scope of the invention.

In the drawing,

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of the device, shown partly in cross-section.

Fig. 2 is a front elevation of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a side elevation of a modification of Fig. 1, also shown partly in cross-section.

Fig. 4 is a front elevation of Fig. 3.

Referring first to Figs. 1 and 2, the head of a patient is shown at 10. A hood 11 is so constructed as to entirely surround the patients head. The rim 12, of the hood 11, is formed so as to fit around the back, shoulders and chest of the patient. To allow for variation in sizes, a broad apron 13 is fastened to the rim; it is made of rubber or other suitable fabric and insures a fairly air tight 'oint.

J The front of the hood is provided with a window 14 which swings on the hinges 15 and 16. Through this window the patient may be observed during the treatment. Some distance below this window a shelf 17 is built into the hood. On this shelf an electric heater 18, having heat elements 19 and drawer-pulls 20, is slideably placed. On top of this heater, an evaporating tray 21, having drawer-pulls 22, is likewise slideably placed. As top 23 is formed on the rear of the shelf 17 which limits the rearward movements of the heater and tray; when these are in place they form a practically air tight 5.; connection with the front of the hood. The wire for connecting the heater to an electric current is shown at 24.

Below the heater a ventilator is provided. This consists of a plurality of orifices 25 drilled or stamped in the hood and a rotatingly mounted, circular disc 26 having orifices aligning with the orifices 25. The disc is rotated by means of the handle 27 An air vent 28 is provided in the top of the hood and a thermometer 29 is mounted on one side of the hood, the bulb 30 extending into the interior of the hood. A trumpet shaped, air tube 31 is inserted through an opening in the front of the hood and is held in the mouth of the patient. For certain treatments this tube is removed and the opening through which it passes is closed by some suitable means.

In the modification shown in Figs. 3 and 4, a frame 32 passes over the chest and shoulders and terminates in books 33 and 34: on 4 the patients back. The electric heater 35 and the evaporating tray 36 slide on shelf 37 which is supported by the legs 38 attached to the frame 32, as plainly shown. The hood 39, preferably made of rubber, extends upwardly and rearwardly and is so constructed as to firmly surround the patients mouth and nose; it is held in place by a ribbon 40. The 5 trumpet shaped, air tube is shown at 41.

The device is employed in the following manner:

The hood is placed on the patient and the apron arranged so as to make the hood air tight. If the treatment requires it, the tube 31 is inserted in the patients mouth. Medicine or medicated water is placed in the evaporating tray and heated by the heater 18 until the proper evaporation takes place. A flow of air is maintained through the orifices 25, hood 11 and air vent 28. According to the nature of the treatment, the patient breathes through the air tube 31 or inhales through the nose and exhales through the tube. The medicine is either placed directly in the evaporating tray or on absorbent mao terial placed therein. For certain treatments no medicine is used, only dry, hot air is employed. This air, as above explained, is drawn in through the ventilator located below the heater, heated and circulated by this heater and expelled through the air vent in the top of the hood.

Having thus described my invention and its uses, whatI claim as new and wish toprotect by Letters Patent is: v 1. In a device of the class described, a rigid hood for enclosing the head of a patient, an

aperture out in the lower part of the front of the hood, a shelf extending inwardly from the lower edge of said aperture, an electric of said electric heater, a window hinged near the top in the front of the hood, an air-vent formed in the top of the hood, an air-intake located below said electric heater, and the device terminating at its lower end in a body engaging rim provided with a flexible apron for supporting the device on the shoulders, chest and back of the patient and for forming a substantially air-tight joint.

VICTOR P. BATTENFELD.

an aperture cut in the lower part of the front a of the hood, a shelf extending inwardly from the lower edge of said aperture, an electric heater slideably mounted on said shelf, an evaporating tray slideably mounted on top of said electric heater, an air-vent formed 7 in the top of the hood and an air-intake formed below said electric heater for creating a current of air through the hood, and

the device terminating at its lower end in a body engagingrim provided with a flexible apron for supporting the device on the shoulders, chest and back of the patient and for forming a substantially air-tight joint.

3. In a device of the: class described, a rigid hood for enclosing the head of a patient, an aperture cut in the lower part of the front of the hood, a shelf extending inwardly from the lower edge of said aperture, an electric heater slideably mounted on said shelf, an

7 evaporating tray slideably mounted on top of said electric heater, an air-vent formed in the top of the hood and an air-intake formed below said electric heater for creating a cur- I rent of air through the hood, means for regulating said current of air, and the device terminating at its lower end in a body engaging rim provided with a flexible apron for supporting the device on the shoulders, chest and back of the patient and for forming a substantially air-tight joint.

l. In a device of the class described, a rigid hood for enclosing the head of a patient, an aperture cut in the lower part of the front of the hood, a shelf extending inwardly from the lower edge of said aperture, an electric heater slideably mounted on said shelf, an evaporating tray slideably mounted on top

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US4683869 *May 6, 1986Aug 4, 1987Wilcox Robert BBreath transfer device
US5503167 *Jan 10, 1994Apr 2, 1996James W. WilsonDeformable face shield with mouthpiece
US20080236612 *Feb 6, 2008Oct 2, 2008Samson Duke-ObaigbenaMask
Classifications
U.S. Classification128/201.26, 607/84, 392/386, 128/203.27, 128/203.29, 4/537
International ClassificationA61H35/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61H35/008
European ClassificationA61H35/00H