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Feb. Z0, 1934. R. v. RILEY ENCLOSURE FOR BED 2 sheets-sheet 1 Filed OCT.. 30
Feb. 20, 1934. R. V, RlLEY 1,948,048
ENCLOSURE FOR BED Filed Oct. 30, 1933 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 nuenrnr Il .lL-- BEM.
Patented Feb. 20, 1934 UNITED STATES ENCLOSURE FOR BEDS Ruth V. Riley, Fayetteville, Ark.
Application October 30,
This invention relates to a guard or enclosure designed for use in connection with beds, the primary object of the invention being to provide means for preventing delirious, unconscious, or
v feeble-minded patients from falling o1' climbing from the bed.
An important object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which maybe readily and easily moved to its active or inactive l0 position, and one which requires but small space, when the guard is folded in its inactive position.
With the foregoing 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 details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Referring to the drawings:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a bed equipped with a guard constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a sectional view through a bed equipped with a guard constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 3 is a side elevational View showing the guard in its inactive position.
Figure 4 is an enlarged sectional view illustrating one of the track sections or side rails of the bed.
Figure 5 is a fragmental elevational view illustrating another form of the invention.
Figure 6 is a fragmental elevational view illustrating the form of the invention as shown by Figure 5 in its closed position.
Figure 7 is an enlarged fragmental elevational view disclosing certain details of the invention.
Referring to the drawings in detail, the head and foot sections of the bed are indicated generally by the reference character '5, which head and foot sections are connected by means of the side rails 6, that are of channel bar construction, as clearly shown by Figure 4 of the drawings, the open sides of the channel bars or side rails being disposed inwardly.
The reference character 7 designates bows that are of sizes to extend across the upper section of the bed, the ends of the bows being supplied with rollers, indicated at 8, which rollers t over the enlargements 9 formed integral with the side rails.
Due to this construction, it will be seen that the rollers 8 are held in position against acci- 1933. Serial No. 695,925
dental displacement, while the bows are being moved along the side rails.
As clearly shown by Figure 1 of the drawings, the guard is made up of sections, each section being of a length to extend to a point adjacent to the centers of the side rails with the result that when the sections of the guard are moved to their active positions, they may be secured in such positions, by means of the clasps 10 and hooks 11.
In order that the bows will be held against movement with respect to each other, after they have been moved to their active positions, flexible lacing members indicated at 12 are provided, and fold with the bows, when the bows are moved to positions as shown by Figure 3.
The outer end bows of the guard, are formed with a plurality of loops 13, which loops accommodate the straps 14, which straps are interwoven closing the ends of the bed, to prevent the patient from climbing from the bed, through these ends. The vertical straps 14, have connection with the head or foot sections of the bed, with which they are associated, thereby providing exceptionally strong guards at the ends of the bed.
Clamps indicated by the reference character 15, act to clamp the outer end bows, to the head and foot sections, in such a way that the guard may be readily attached or installed, by a nurse or persons unfamiliar with mechanics.
In the form of the invention as illustrated by Sheet 2 of the drawings, the guard comprises end members 16 that have legs 17 supporting the Weight of the guard.
It will, of course, be understood that the end members 16 are of widths so that they may be readily and easily positioned over the usual hospital bed.
Grooves are formed in the inner surface of the end members 16, which grooves provide tracks for the rollers 18 that are carried at the ends of the parallel bars 19, forming a part of the guard.
Connecting the end members 16, are horizontal bars 20, to which bars the bars 21 are connected, the bars 21 forming a guard, guarding the spaces between the bars 19.
As clearly shown by the drawings, the bars 21 are pivotally connected to the bars 20, at 22, and are pivotally connected to the bars 19, at 23, certain of the bars 21 being provided with slots 24 for accommodating the pivot pins 23, so that the bars 19 and 21 may fold and rest on the bars 20, in a manner as shown by Figure 6 of the Having thus described the invention what is claimed is:
The combination with a bed and the side rails thereof, of a guard comprising a plurality of bows, rollers at the ends of the bows and resting on the side rails to move thereover, and means for connecting adjacent bows.
RUTH V. RILEY.