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Publication numberUS1840170 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 5, 1932
Filing dateFeb 25, 1927
Priority dateFeb 25, 1927
Publication numberUS 1840170 A, US 1840170A, US-A-1840170, US1840170 A, US1840170A
InventorsEdward Neils Raymond, William Neils Frederick
Original AssigneeWilliam Neils Frederick, Goldie Emma Neils Perry, Edward Neils Raymond
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bed attachment
US 1840170 A
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Jan'. 5,- 1932. W Q NElLS 1,840,170

.BED ATTACHMENT Filed Feb. 25. 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet l w. D. NEILS BED ATTAGHMENT Jan. 5, 1932.


AND RAYMOND EDWARDv NEILS y lk RED ATTACHMENT Applicatonled February 25, 1927.y Serial N'o. 170,859.

My invention relates to new and useful vim?V proveniente' in an attachment Ior beds vand more particularly to a device adaptedto be attached to an invalids or hospital bed so that the occupant may move himself or herself, may aid in moving Athemselves with the assistance of a nurse, and which may be used j as an adjustable arm rest vto hold the arms in certain positions.

j The principal objectpof theinvention re` sides in the provisionot such a: device whichy may be readily attached to'or detached from the hed with a portion Awhich'overhangs the patient and which is `providedvwith a hand grip or arm rest which lis flongitudinallyadjustable.

Another object ofthe' yinvention consists in the provision of adevice of the character described having an arm which maybe .swung horizontally and held in itsvarious .Y

adjusted positions. j n

Vith the aboveand other I objects 1n view, which'willappear as the description proceeds,

my invention consists in the noveldet'ails of construct-ion and arrangement of partsV described in the following speciication and illustrated in the accompanying drawings and While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of the invention,

Vas they now appear to me, it will beunderstood that such changes may be'made as will fall within the scope of the appended claims.

ln the drawings: Fig. 1 is a side elevation showing a bed with my attachment in position.

Fig. 2 is an end view of a bed'with my attachment in position.

Fig. 3 is a fragmental side elevation of the upper portion of the attachment. n

Fig. t is a section on the line 4 4 of Fig. 3 looking in the direction of the arrows.

Fig. 5 is a top plan of the construction shown in Fig. 3. f n

Fig. 6 is a fragmental detail showing the manner of connecting the lower end of the standard to the supporting cross bar.

Fig. 7 is a ragmental vertical section showing the construction disclosed in Fig. v6.y

Fig. 8 is a fragnieiital` detail showing partly in plan and partly in horizontal sec-- and tion theV manner of` connecting the supporting cross harto one of the legs of the bed.

Fig. 9 is a detail of one of the eyebolts used in the construction disclosed in Fig; 8,

Fig. 10 is an relevation,vwith parts shown 1n vertical section, showing'pthe hand grip or 'y arm rest.

` In Figs. 1 and 2 of thefdrawings the usual formcflinvalids'or hospital hed is illus-*- trated, 1 showing the foot board, 2 kthe head board, 3V the `side rails, and 4' theinattress.`

j attachment is adapted to be supportedv by the head board 2.asf is shown,k more particularly in Figs. 1 and 2. Across bar Vis. 'i

, A plate 7 is lreceived on the eye bolts 6 ,and

engages the opposite tace ofthe leg, being heldin close Vengagement with the leg :by means of thewing nuts 8. y

kA standard 9 has its lower end secured to thecross barV 5 by` means ofthe boltl'Oand theA wing nut 11, the rbolt passing through the cross bar 5 yand through the' flattened lower'end 1201:' the standard as more particularly illustrated in Fig. '7 Thestandard 9 is secured to thef'top 4cross'rail 13 of' the "head board'2 by means ofthe eye bolts A14,

plate 15, and wing nutfl', the standard`i9` passing ,through the eyes of the bolts as'more k particularly. illustrated in Fig. 2 of the dr'awings.

l Secured to thel standard adjacent'the Y `upper end thereof, by means of the bolts 17, is the sem1-circular orfarcuate-shaped plate 18 having the projectionsf19 formed on itsv outer curved edge, as shown more particularly inVv Figs. 3,' 4' and tot` the drawings,

and spaced apart forv the purpose to be presently described.

An arm 2O vis connected to the standard V 9 for horizontal l swinging movement. This armris provided on one end with an eye 21 through which the standard 9 eXtendsand 28 having the handheld 29.

the lower edge of the arm normally rests upon and its associated flanges, and a hand grip adjustable on said arm.

2. A device of the character described the plate 18. An outwardly extending flange 22 is formed on each side of the arm 20 and forms a substantial bearing for the arm upon the phte. The upper end of the standard 9 is screwthreaded as shown at 23 and receives the interiorly threaded cap 24 which'holds .vin position upon the standard. A ,aluralitymf longitudinally spacedy upwardly mrfextepding Aprojections 25 are formed on the upper surface of the arm for a purpose which will be presently described. Pivotally connected at 26 to the arm 20 is the .dahih 27 of the shape more particularly shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings andadapted when in lowered position, to be received between the proyjections l19 of'the plate 18 so as to hold the arm 20 in its different horizontally adjusted positions.

'Carriedbythe arm 20 is the bale or loop A l The loop or ba'te'isof substantially inverted Vs'l pe, the upper end extending over the top of t e arm 20 and being normally positioned between 25""W0 ofthe longitudinally spaced projections .025. The bale or'loop with its associated 'nandhdld may be longitudinallyl adjusted upon the arm 20merely by raisingthe'loop or bale and "'adjustingit along the arm. After being adm ,justeditmaythen again -be lowered between "the #desired projections.

Fromt'he above it isthoughtfthat the de- "tle'd construction Will be understood as Well `asithe"operation LIt can be seen 'that the l, standard 49 is readily attachable to 0r de- "tahble *from the `bed and 'that the `arm 20 horizontal to diierent ad'usted positions 'whereitis eldby means of'tlie pivotedlatc'h m 127; The hand hold 29 maybe adjusted lon` 'tntlinally of the arm 20 by adjusting 'the ale or loop 28 so `that`its ripper end will be rece'ived between dilferent pairs of projecitions25. 'When the patient desires .to move er herself orto aid the nurse in so doing he or she'itakes hold ofvtheliandhold l29fand maythereby raise themselves. `If deaired to be kused as an arln support the arm may be positioned through the loop :or `bale J0 ,2S/,and Yrest upon the ymember 29.

.Having -fully described `my invention 'what :as new and desire tosecure by Letters Patent is:

.1.f :A fdevice of the character described "5 adaptadftorbeconnected to-a'bed includinga 1mtnndard, fa horizontally extending ,member ecured -to the standard, an arm connected to the 'standard for swinging movement, outm mdly-extending`flanges `formed on 'the sides ofilhe `arm to provide an increased bearing `,surface at the lower side of said arm .and "adxptedto engage the upper surface `of ythe horizontallyextending member, said member M5 .-*forming a substantial vbearing for said arm adapted to be connected to a bed, including in .nolnibination wi a vstandard .having a h orizonany extending `rbearing portion provrded-'with outwardly extending spaced projections en its marginal edgeaand warm-olm- -neeted-to5the standard Ifor'honiaontal swingnt and resting on said bearing,

a pivotedwlatch member adaptedtoswing into ing moveme interlocking en agement by gravity with the extending jections and ownwardly and 'below the probearing member in position-to be readily grasped by an occupant of thebed,

and ahand rip adjustable on the arm.

3.'A device of the character described adapted tob combination e connected to a bed including in with a standard yhaving a horii? zontailly extending bearing member provided with'outwardly extending spaced projections on its marginal edge, and an arm connected to Y.the standard for horizontal swin ing movement and having outwardly exteny 'ng flanges 'formed on its sides and terminating short of the spaced projections of thebearing member 'to provide an increased bearing surface to engage and ride over the bearing member, a pivoted latchmember yhaving a mounting on the arm slightly in advance of "which overlies 'the patient may be swung the flanges and directly above the spaced pro'jectionsfsaid latch Imember being adapted to swing into interlocking eng ement by gravity with the projections ont e bearing member tohold'the arm in its adjusted-position,the low tion to .be re the bed and on said arm.

er end of the latch being in posiadily reached by an occupant of a hand grip adjustably mounted signature.



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U.S. Classification5/662, 5/200.1, 5/282.1
International ClassificationA61G7/05, A61G7/053, A47C21/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61G7/0533, A47C21/00
European ClassificationA47C21/00, A61G7/053B