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Publication numberUS1829918 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 3, 1931
Filing dateMay 20, 1930
Priority dateMay 20, 1930
Publication numberUS 1829918 A, US 1829918A, US-A-1829918, US1829918 A, US1829918A
InventorsAndrews John L
Original AssigneeAndrews John L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1829918 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Nov. 3, 1931. J. L. ANDREWS 1,829,918

TABLE Filed May 20 950 3 Sheets-Sheet l NQV. 3, 1931. I J ANDREWS 7 1,829,918

TABLE Filed May 20 1950 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 NQV. 3, 1931. j 1 ANDREWS 1,829,918

TABLE Filed May 20 1950 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 n oi) Patented Nov. 3,1931 7 "Qumran: STATES renal-s nATEN'r oFFicE JOHN L. ANDREWS, or sunniirr, ivrississirri TABLE Application ifiled May 20,

This invention aims to provide a table adapted to be used by Osteopaths, surgeons, and others who treat the human body the construction being such that the patient may V be received readily from an erect posture, be i I tilted into a horizontalposition, and be tilted to a position in which the head is lower than the feet, should the. operator so desire, novel means being provided for holding the table in adjusted positions. The invention aims to provide novel means for retainlng the table in any position to which it'inay have been adjusted, and, generally, to improve and enhance the utilitvof devices of that type to which the present invention appertains.

7 With the above and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds', the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the deitail's of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it" being undersood' that 1 changes may be made in theprecise embodi ment. of the invention herein disclosed, within the scope of What is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.

. In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1- shows in side elevation a device constructed in accordance with the invention, parts being broken away;

Figure 2 is atop plan;

, 1 Figure 3 is a section on the line 55 of, I Figure 1;

. .dinal sills 2 connected by an end bar 3, a'

platform 4:, and a tie rod'5. I

A; frame 6 is erected vertically on the sills '2 at a point intermediate vthe ends of the sills. The frame 6 comprises vertical posts 7 having their lower ends connected to the 4 sills 2. The posts 7 are connected by crossed 1930. "Serial No. 454,059.

braces 8. Inclined braces16 connect the posts 7 with the' sills 2. The braces 16 on one side of the frame 6' are joined to the sills 2 by being mounted on the tie rod 5. The braces 16 on the opposite side of the frame 6 are connected by bolts 17 to the sills 2. A transverse bar or guide 9 forms part of the frame 6 and has its ends connected to the posts 7.

The transverse bar 9 is provided in its upper edge with a notch 10.

A casing 11 is mounted longitudinally on the transverse bar 9. A latch bolt 12 is mounted for right line reciprocation in thecasing 11. The'latch bolt 12 is advanced by a compressionspring 1 1 in the casing 11. One end of the spring 14 bears against one end of the casing 11, as shown in Figure 6, and the oppositef end of the spring engages an abutment 15 on the latch bolt 12. The abutment 1 5 constitutes a stopwhich, engaging the inner end of the casing 11, limits the advancementof the latch bolt 12 under the action of the spring 14.

One end of a flexible element 18 is connected to the latch bolt 12. The flexible'element 18, which may be a chain, is passed around a pulley 19 journaled for rotation on the bar 9. Thence'the flexible element 18 is extended downwardly around a pulley 20 (Figure 1) mounted to turn on a bracket 21' carried by the inner side of one of the sills 2. The flexible element 18 is extended longitudinally of the said sill beneath the platform 4, and is connected to an arm 22 on a shaft 23 mounted to rock in a bearing 24 on the said sill 2. On the outer end of the shaft 23 thereis a pedal arm 25;

A pivot rod 26'is mounted in the upper ends of the posts 7 A table 27 is located between the upper ends of the posts 7 and is mounted to swing vertically on the pivot rod 26. The table 27 has a head rest 28. The'head rest 28 and the table 27 may be suitably upholstered, as shown at 29. The table 27 is provided on its edges and 'at points between its-ends, with side grips 3O. The table 27 has an end handle31 located adjacent to the head rest 28. Securing devices 32, such as straps extend across the table 27. Buckles 33 are interposed in thesecuring devices ,32."

' The numeral 34 marks an arcuate keeper adapted to move through the notch of the bar 9 so as to be guided and reinforced by the bar. In the keeper '34, there are seats or openings 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39. There may be as manywor as few of these seats or openings as the operator or manufacturer wishes. The inner end of'the latch bolt12 is adapted to be received in any of the open- On that end of the table 27 which is remote.

the inner endof the shaft.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aflixed my signature.


from the head rest 28 there are outstanding arms 40. A pivot element 41, preferably a 0 rod, is mounted in the arms l0. The rod 41 forms a pivotal mountingfor a foot rest 53 which cannot be claimed in this application.

The person to be treated is attached to the 1 table?! by the straps 32, and, when the latch bolt 12 is withdrawn from the seat '35, the

person to be treated, along with the table 27,

' zontal position. If the operatordesires, he r can swing the table 27 downwardly in the'diis swung about the pivot rod 26 into a horirectio-n ofthe' arrow B in Figure l, thelatch i bolt l2being engaged in any of the suits'37,

38, or 3910f thekeep'er34. [In this way,,the headiof the person being-treated is disposed lower} than his feet, and the internal organs may be a permitted tov gravitate toward the head, a position desirable in certain forms of treatment.

After the treatment or operation has been concluded, the tabIeQ'Z may be swung into 7 the inclined position shown in'dotted line in Figure-1, the straps 32 maybe released, and

tors of Osteopathy, and anyone else'having device.

The device is s mple; 1n construction, but

the patient may be permitted to step 011' the will befound thoroughlyfeffective anduse-- ful in the hands of physicians, sur eons, dococcasion to' dispose the body'of a; patient in various positions.

is claimed is: V

- 1. Ina device of the class described, a support, -a table mounted intermediate itsends i on, the support for vertical swinging move ment, an arcuate keeper carried by the table and having seats, a latch'slidably mounted on the support and engageablc with theseats, a

pedal mounted toswing on the support and having an arm, a flexible element connected to the arm and to the latch, and means for guiding the flexible element intermediate its ends.

2. V In a de vice of the class describecha support,a table pivotally mounted intermediate its ends on the supportfor verticalswingiaving thus described the inventiomwhat

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U.S. Classification5/610, 108/6, 108/16, 601/24
International ClassificationA61G13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61G13/009
European ClassificationA61G13/00M