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Publication numberUS1924496 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 29, 1933
Filing dateAug 17, 1931
Priority dateAug 17, 1931
Publication numberUS 1924496 A, US 1924496A, US-A-1924496, US1924496 A, US1924496A
InventorsOmar L Herod
Original AssigneeOmar L Herod
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1924496 A
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0. L. HEROD Aug. 29, 1933.

STRETCHER Filed Aug. 17, 1931 5 Sheets-Sheet l U.L Hsra d 0. L. HEROD Aug. 29, 1933.

STRETCHER 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Aug. 17

C7.L.HEr c7L1 0. L; HEROD Aug. 29, 1933.

STRETCHER 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 Filed Aug. 17 1931 provided at one side with an Outstanding flange 21 havingv a notch or open-ended slot 22 therein.

At its opposite side, thesaddle is provided with a pintle 23 about which is fitted one end of a strap 24 which carries a clamping bolt 25 and wing 'nut 26 at its .free end, the bolt being,

T-shaped, as shown in Fig.4, and the free end-of the strap being secured around the headof the T. When the stretcher frame has been placed uponthe several seats 20, the respective straps 24 {are swung over the frame, as shown in Fig, 2, and the bolt'25 is engaged through the notch 22 after which the nut 26 is turned home against the une be effectually' clamped within the seat as will be understood. On the under side of veach seat is a short depending tube 27 having an annularlyextending slot 28 inone side to receivethe upper end of 1 the spring-14,. as shown in Fig; 3. A

sleeve 29 has its upper end threaded into thetube 27,fanda thimble 30 is slidably mounted upon the lower end of said sleeve, anrexpansion spring 31 being hous'edwithin the sleeve and bearing at its s oppositeiends against the spring .14 and the end i sleeve 29, whentu'rnied home in the tube 27, will cl amp the end'ofjthe spring 14 against the bottom'o'f theseat'20, "and the thimble mayj'beheld' against dropping-from the sleevefin any preferred;

off the fthimble, aselearly shown in Fig. 3 The 'manner';" On the lower end ofthe thimble is a {pad 32of rubber or'similar'm'aterial and similar in' all respects to'theip'ad 19. Should the weight I V be very easily withdrawn 'torelease the sheet,:'it

imposed upon thestretcher b'elheavygor the car.- riage be'movingj over a very rough surface, the

, downward movement of v thefstretoher frame' will cause the spring l to compress," and its 'inte're me diate portion will be engaged by the respective pads19and'32 an willthereby effect compression o v and shock'willbeabsorbed, t v

Q'The bedor litter consists, of a sheet of canvas of the springs 18; and 3 1"so,1th"at the movement or similar material. 33" stretched over and carried bythe frame 13-. On the under side er the a sheet, adjacent theedges thereof, are secured 1 strips -34;whic h are preferably; of thezsame materialas 'the'she'et; and thesestrips have mar-- ginal tongues .35., at intervals, similar tongues a tongues 5 a I the'sheetwith the tongues 36 thereon are folded 36be'ing iformfedlat intervals along the edges of the sheet and arrangedv to alternate with the a's'shownin Fig; 5.; The. edgesoi'.

,} around the frame 13 so that the 'tongues'will'pro ject'" under the" main portion ofjthe sheet at the inner side of the frame, whereupon lacing -3'7fris 1 threaded through eyeletted openings 38' provided therefor in v 7 upon referencetoFigs. 2 and 5', so that the bed or sheet of. canvas or like material will be tfirmly's'el- 60 the tongues, as will be understood cured on thename. The sheet is constructed at intervals injits margins with notches,- as indi' cated, at"39 jwhereby to accommodate 'thevcorners fi nd without discomfort. The: tonguesgiiit will be ihot'ed, are doubled on themselves so as-to bereenfof the frame and alsofa'ccom mod'ate the side '5 ens andfother elementsfto bementioned;' o5

- reason; (to transfer Should 'it'be found 'diflicultor-imposs'ible; for any forced to withstand the strain thereon.

" J The lacingis:preferablyfarrange'd as s h own in I fFigSflll'andlSIf One end'of the lacing strand a patient from",th'e cot or' stretcher to a'.bed,)the laci ngi 37 may be withj drawn, whereupon [the marginal tongues" of the t sheet may be grasped and, utilized 'as handles to- 'lift the patient and transferhim tot-'a' bed easily sheet and'the strand is then carried under the sheet to the second opening'38 from the end,

'then' doubled on itself to form a 'bight 41', and

then brought back under the sheet to the opening next to the: end of the sheet and passed up-' ward through the opening." .;It then is carried over the sheet to and through onefof the loops,

of the knot anddoubled on itselfto forma :bight 42. From 'the'bight 42;.the strand is carried back over the described course, parallel with the previously drawn line to the bight il. .From the opening at which the bight 41 is formed the? strand is carried under the sheet to a" fourth der side of the flange 21, whereby the frame will;

opening and upward therethroughito form a bight 43 similar" to the bight 41. "From the bight 43 the strand is brought back underthesheet, j

-to the third opening 138, upward through said opening and over the sheetto thesecond opening, then down through said opening and formed into a bight 4 !-whi ch.passes"through the bight that if theknot be untied and'the end oijthe strand released from the bight 42,, a'pull'on'the endfof the strand will thendr'aw the successive lengths of the lacing, from the several successive fopenings and free *thesheet} the strand being held against loss by the knot at' the secondend of the sheet While the lacing'strand maythus will bedrawn t utland willifir'inly hold the h et until the'knot atone end 'isunt'ied, 'Ag' h cated at 45,.the sheet is preferably dividedi n+ gitudinally at its center and the twofha'lves are fastened by lacing which is a dup iee te' t ttt described. 'A patient may thusfbe transferred itoabed from the litter without being jifted'from the litter, the withdrawal or thetcentral. lacing I I permitting the sheet to open'at is 'center where upon it may be easily withdrawn from underthe patientp V I "I I: I

The? stretcher "is ;providedwith}"side; ra ls to guard against the-patient rolling therefrom} and these side rails each vconsist 01; a tubular member 7.

46 having. its ends 4'7 turned at fright angles I to its main portionj'and'fitted within'fcjollars 48 which'arerotatable about said'en'ds. Withinfthe collars 48l 'are'secured ringsf49 jupojn' the upper members and the-fringsff are' formediintofcams i I as indicatediat 5J0 inFig. 12. Pinned or other- 'wise securely fastened in the lowerextremity of a each end member 47 'is atstrap 5 1 which depends through the ring and passes around the; frame bar 13, asjc1early shown inFigf 'l; "It the collar {is be" tnrnedto the left in Fig,12,' t he engaged ca'mtsurfaces 50will cause the members 47::and 49 to moveapart endwisefand," as downward edges of which the end members'Ajrest; {end a the opposed engaging edge suriacesgofftheg end movementof the ring and co larvi pr v t r the bar '13, the merfib r'flji u dito mor 1.

wardly so that the; strap 51fwill bind around the tion in which it may beset. t

. Tubular bars 52 are hinged to the sides of 2 bar 13 and the jsiderail will be held" in; th ;posi

and engage pins or studsl55fpn the'bars 13- so that the headrest may befeasilyadju'stedtoibest the suit the comiort ofthe patient and held r 1,924,496 i l T adjusted position. A U-shaped frame 56 has its ends fitted telescopically in the-bars =52, as shown in Fig. 10, and a sheet 57 is secured over. said frame thereby constituting an extension of the head rest to accommodate a tall patient. Bolts 57 are mounted in the bars 52 and'pass through slots 53' in the frame 56 as shown in Fig. 10.

When turnedfullyhome, these ,bolts secure the frame 56vand they maybe utilized as pivots .for

the racks 54. A pillow may beplaced upon the headrest or the extension. Y

I also provide a foot rest which is" preferably a board or plate 59 mounted upon arms 60 pro jecting from eyes or loops 61' secured upon the end member of the stretcher frame. Collars 62, are fixed within the board 59, slidably encircling the arms 60 and having stems projecting through the rear side of the board andfitted with nuts63 whereby the foot rest may bejadjusted vertically in an obvious manner to relieve an injured foot or leg of the weight of the covers; w 1

From the foregoing description taken in 0011-,

' V nection with the accompanying drawings it will be seen that I haveprovided an exceedingly con venient stretcher which is easily manipulated and efficient for the purposes forw'hichit is designed.

Having thus described the'inv ention; I claim:

1. In apparatus for the purpose set forth, a carriage, a stretcher frame, saddles. receiving the stretcher fra'me and :provided with depending threaded tubes having transverse slots formed therein, clamps attached to the saddles and ex-;

V a carriage, a stretcher frame, a fitting on the carriage having a transverse slot therein, a retending'over the stretcher frame to retain the frame in the saddles, resilient supports-attached to and rising fromthe carriage and having their upper ends fitting within the slots of the tubes," and sleeves threaded in said tubes and engaging I the resilient supports for clamping said supports] onthe saddles. l

2. In apparatus for" the purposes setforth,

silient support having 'one end fitted in said slot, a saddle seating the stretcher frame and having the opposite end of the resilient support secured therein asleeve threadedin the fittingandbearing against the adjacent end of the resilient support, and buffers secured to the saddle and the sleeverespectively and adapted to engage the intermediate portion-of the resilient support.

3. In an apparatus for thepurpose-setforth, a;

, f carriage, a'stretcher frame, a fitting ion' the carriage having a transverse slot therein, a resilient support having one end thereof fitting in the slot,

a'saddle seatingthe stretc er frame-arid to which the oppositeend of the resilient support is at-r l tached, a sleeve threaded in the fitting and bear-' ing against the adjacentend of the, supportya thlm" b e fittin'g over the sleeve and ;,h s1

upper end closed, and a spring arranged within the sleeve; and having one, end, thereof bearing against theadjacent end of the resilient support and its other end of the thimble.

bearing against the closed end V r ,4. In an apparatusfor the-purpose set forth, a l

carriage, a stretcher frame, a; fitting on the carriage having a transverse slot therein, "a main V spring having one end thereof fitted withingthe slot, a saddle for the stretcherframehaving a C dependingtube providedwith'a'transverseslot receiving the other end offthe spring, sleeves threaded in the fitting and tube respectively and 1 bearing against the adjacent, ends of the'spring,

thimbles fitting over the sleeves and having their outer ends closed,and coiled springs fitting jwithin the sleeves and thimbles and bearing against the adjacent ends ofthe main spring; l 1 the purpose setforth, I a carriage, a stretcher frame, a1fitting on the a carriage having a transverseslot therein, amain; 1

spring hav'ing one end thereof fitted in the slot, 3 a saddle receiving the stretcher frame and proa videdfwith a depending tube having a transverse I 5. In an apparatus for slot therein. in which the :otherend of thespring is fitted, sleevesthreaded in the tube andfitting I I respectively and bearingagainst theadjac'ent I ends of the spring, thimbles fitting over the sleeves and having their outer 'ends closed, buff- -ers carried by the closed endsof the thimbles, and coil springs fitting in the sleeves and thim bles v and bearing against the adjacentends of the main 1 I spring and closed endsofthe thimbles. 1 6. In an apparatus for marriage having a'transverse slot-therein, a de- ;tachable saddle receiving'the stretcher frame andl he purpose set forth,

adjustable longitudinally, with respectto said'i frame said saddle being provided with ajdepending tube, having a transverse ,SlOtthClGih, a

, .120- a substantially S-shaped spring having one end thereof extended; within theislot in .the fitting and its otherend extended within the slot inthe tube, sleeves having threaded engagement with thefitting and tube respectively and/bearing;

' against the adjacent endsof'theQspring, buffers; fitting overthe sleeves, and coil springs disposed within the sleeves and bearing against the buffers and the adjacent ends of the seshaped spring

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U.S. Classification296/20, 267/260
International ClassificationA61G1/02, A61G1/04
Cooperative ClassificationA61G2001/042, A61G1/0237, A61G1/0212
European ClassificationA61G1/02