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Publication numberUS1996052 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 2, 1935
Filing dateJan 3, 1934
Priority dateJan 3, 1934
Publication numberUS 1996052 A, US 1996052A, US-A-1996052, US1996052 A, US1996052A
InventorsAllaire Roy L, Jeffries Charles W
Original AssigneeAllaire Roy L, Jeffries Charles W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable surgical frame for hospital beds
US 1996052 A
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April 1935- R. L. ALLAIRE r AL 1,996,052



7 ATTORNEY A ril 2,1935. R A LA RE HAL, 1,995,052



. ROY 1.. ALLAIRE and BY CHARLES wusrrmzs.

'A T 'RNEY Patented Apr. 2, 1935 r i i V i v r V- ;j f 1 STATES PATE'JNT omen 1,996,052 ADJUSTABLE SURGICAL FOR HOSPITAL ans" Roy L. Allaire and c ases w. Jeffr les q Stamford, Conn. v I. 7 Application January 3, 1934. Serial No. 705,080

.- :-,1s Claims. (01.128-84) This invention relates "to new and useful im -v generally indicated a bed including a head I I, a proveme'nts in adjustable surgical frames for :foot fl2, side rails' I 3 and a mattress or the'like hospital beds. A a j V 14. A pair of uprights l5 each at. its upperendv ,.[.-The invention comprehends an, adjustablecar yi ga T fitting 16 are secured one to 'each of 3 frame as stated which includes various bars and the head corner posts'of the bedas by clamps l1 5 devicesfor properly supporting. a patient and and it is noted that the uprights I5as here shown applying a pull toa broken armor leg while the are in the form" of lengthsof pipehor tubing .allatter knits. In fact, it is the main aim or object though theyare not necessarily restricted to bein of the invention to provide -a frame which is made of such material; Preferably, the uprights lo readily adjusted into the desired positions and I5 extend a substantialdistance above the head i which includes means readily available and easily of the bed and a cross bar-J8 extends through .adJ'uStedproperated by; a doctor or nurse to take and is supported by. the T fittings lfijand may .care of a patient having any broken bones, differbe held in place inthem by thumb screws [Go or ,ent parts of the frame being particularly adapted the like.

for difierent purposes but the various parts of Asecond pair ofuprights IS each'at its up'per 15 V the frame providing as far as possible every means end carrying a T fitting .20, are provided and necessary for taking care of a patient irrespective the uprights 1,9 are each secured to onecorner of what bone or, bones are broken. I j post of the'joot of the bed asby a; p'airof the Other objects and advantages will become ap-" clamps .lland such'uprig'hts extend a substantial I parent from a consideration of the following dedistance above the foot of the bed. Acrossibarll 20 tailed description taken in connection with the extends t mughthe.T.fittings20and is'supported accompanying drawings wherein: a satisfactory thereby;and .isslidable therethrough so as" to embodiment of the invention is shown. How-, p'rojebtmore or less asidesired at a selected side ever, it will be, understood that the invention is oft he bed and maybesecured in adjustediposinot limited to the details disclosed but includes tion by thumblscrews'fla threaded through the 25 all such variations and modificationsas fall withfittings. I e Q j a in the spirit of the invention and the scope of the The upper end portion of .jeith'er or both of the V appendedclaims. a uprights |5.may be screwthreaded as at 22 and -In the drawings: a q mountedon thisportion'of each upright is a T Fig. 1 is a side elevational view showing the fitting'23. .slidably adjustable vertically thereon 0 improved frame in place on-a bed; and held in adjusted, position "by nuts 23a Fig. 2 is asomewhat similar view but showing threaded on said portion 22. An arm 24 is, in the frame in association with a stretcher or sup- ,each instance, threaded into'this fitting "23. and

port and as usedx-to'raise and shift the stretcher such arms'include sections 25 and 26which sec or support;. f tionsare connected by'a swivel 21. This swivel 3 Fig. 3 is a top plan View of the bed andframe may be of any desired construction but preferably as shown in Fig. 1; a 0 includes portions Hand 29 (seeiFig 10). secured- Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken substantially to the respective arm sections Zliand 25 and con along the line 44 of Fig. 3; I nected by" a vertical bolt or pin to which threads 40 Fig. 5-is a sectional view taken substantially a thumb nut or means 30 whereby .the sections 4 along'the plane of the line 55 of Fig. 1 and maybe drawn tightly into engagement with one showing various adjusted positions. of a a foot bar another. ()bviously, on loosening the means 30 employed; the arm sections 25 and26 may be adjusted rela- LFig. 6 isa detail elevational view showing the tiv'elyf about the bolt or pin of the swivelZ! as a Windlass ofFig.2;.

u I 1 pivot; f i 45 l Fig. 'Zis an end view of the stretcher .of Fig; 2; It will benoted that the free ends of'the arms and i v j j 24 are supported on the cross bar 2| at theifoot' Fig. 8 is a detail sectionalview showing the of the bed and may be secured thereto by hooks connection between a lifting bow and the side 8! passedthrough a selected opening 80 in the rods of the stretcher; I. sections .26 and having'nuts 82 on their upper Fig. .9 is a detail'view illustrating a clamp emends. Attention is directed'to the fact that the ployed; and I I arms 24 connected with-the respective uprights qFig. 10 is a sectional view showing a swivel- I5 are of exactly the same construction andthey joint used. are preferably each adjustably connected: with- 5 5 Referring in detail to the drawings at I0 is their respective uprights. Owing to the swivel j *When the stretcher 64'-is b'eing used onegofathe:

into alignment with the corre sponding fitting of arms 24 maybe swung-as tothe broken line po the bracket53, The cross bar 59-is arranged in position extending between the uprights IB and adjusted to have its 'right hand end portion disposed laterally beyond the right side of the'bed and at a considerable distance below the 'foot ofthebed. Y

' Figs. 2, e and 7 disclose the structure to be-used when a patient has a broken back or the' like and these figures disclosea stretcher including a sheet or pad 65 which may: have a bed pan open- 'ing as therein and the-longitudinal edges of which are turned on th'emselvesproviding loops removably receiving rod or bars BL A pair'of lifting or supporting bows'68 are disclosed in spaced relation-to one another and have their ends pass through the rodsor bars 61 and such ends of the bows have threaded to them nuts'69 whereby the-bows are removably connected with the rods or. bars; 'Each 'bow- 'maycarry an eye HI. When the stietcher is to be used-pulleys II are securedto a section'26 of one-of the arms 24 as by clamps 12, such i-mounting providing for ease of adjustment of the pulleys along the'arm section. Another-orguide'pulley li maybe secured to'an armsection in a-like manner. 1 r

Cables 14 are runover the pulleyszll and over pulleys '15 connected with the eyes 10 and these cables are then, passed through the pulley l3and secured to the shaft 62 of the Windlass. Obviously, with this arrangement on turning of. the crank 63 in one direction oranother, the stretch er 64 will be raised or lowered. To maintain the stretcher ina raised position a pin 16 may be in serted through'one of the T fittings 58 as the T fitting of the bracket- 53 andthrough the bar portion V62 of the Windlass,

When the humerus. bone .is] broken a weight to keepthe broken ends of the, bone apart may be attached to a cable trainedjover. the pulley 5| and secured at its inner end ,totheflower portion of the broken humerus. "The arinmay be I A brokenleg may be supported in a sling in turn supported by weighted cablespassed over pulleys 11 carried by a carriage," suspended on an'arm section 25 by rollers; 0bviously;l'ow ing to the connections of ,thel'arm with the upright 15 and owingto the swivel joint 21 and to the factth'at. the 2;l may be longitudinally adjusted, fthe. arm 24, inoun'ting the carriage" may be shifted tolthedesired angle to properly support ,the broken leg. .Additio'nally, a pull to maintainsthe broken ends of the bone separated may be exerted by a weight actin'g -through a cabletrainedoverthe pulley 60. Whenever desired-ga pulley; 'l3 zor other pulleys (not shown) may be secured;tofthe sections '26 of the arms 24 either by having stems passed through openings in saidarms .or.-by. ,means cf clamps similar to the clam'p'52 attaching a, pulleg 5l to'the "arm42; Itiis only necessary that the; pulleys be adjustable along the arm sections 26' and readily applicable to and removable'from such arm sections.

sition B of Fig.1, and: thenconnected with the stretcher as above stated after which the stretcher may' be elevated off; the-bed as-shown in ZV Thereafter, the arm may'be swung to itsposition Ato dispose the stretcher-and the patientatthe'side of the bed and then the windlass may be operated to lower the stretcherand the patient onto another-,bed- By reversingfthe action the patient and stretcher may be deposited on the bed on which our-adjustable frame is mounted. The stretcher is easily placedpnd'e'r the patient since the barsor rods' fi'l "entire stretcher maybe removed' fand thesheet' or pad,

85 disp'osed'under the patient-in the same mm ner as a clean bed sheet; Thereafter, the bars I are inserted 'into the loopsat' the longitudinal edges of sheet 65' and the -bows -iili attached to 1 .said rods. 1 a

0 From the foregoingffitwill be-seenthat' our.

improved adjustable -frame"provides means for 1 taking care of practically anyilbrokenbone case.

All the'parts may be easily adjusted into desired positions s'o'asto supportian arm ,--leg or thelike at the proper angle-{and seas to havethe -pullexerted in the desired'directiOn -Of' course' if' both arms are broken then twouprights l5, each equipped with oneofi the bracketsfElI, would be used and two sets of-"me'ans'including the arms'll and 42 and prop 44"would'be use'd, one

set-ofnieans being located ateach side'of the bed. Also, any desired number or pulleys may be secured to the" arms 24fa'nd if desired a carriage-18 maybedisposed on' thesection 26 of 7 each arm 24.

Having thus set forth thenature' of our-inven tion, what we claim is: l 4 p 1. In combination, a pair bf uprights to be dispos'edfat one end" of abed and anupright to be "disposedfat' the other end of the 'bed, a cross bar supported on said pair of 'uprightsand adjustable across" the same to project more or less at'ade'sir'edside of'a bed," an arm connected at one end with the other 'upright for movement aboutthe same as a pivotandffor; adjustment vertically thereon, 'a swivel 'connection in said arm, and'said armat other end'supported by said'cros's; bar. l

7 2. In combination, a pair of uprights to be dis posed at one-end of a; bed'andjan" upright to be disposed at the'otherfend of the-bed, a crossbar I supported on said pair of uprights, an arm "conheated at" one' end with the*Yotlier upright for movement about the same as a pivot, =aswivel connection in said arm, and'said arm atits other end supported by said crossbar.

' 3. In combination, a pair of uprights to bedis-j disposed at the other end'of the bed, across bar supp'orted'on said pair ofuprights, an arm conposed-at one end of a bedand anpuprightto be n'ected' at one endwith theother upright. for I movement about the same asa pivot,- a joint in said arm and including a verticalpivot where- 1 by the-arm portions have relative movement. in a horizontal plane only, andsaid arm at its end-supported bysaid cross ,bar;

4. In combination,;, a ;.pair. oi -uprights' to be disposedat one end of al-bedand an upright =to bev disposed at theIother endQof the b8d,,.a cross barsupportedi on said p'airfoi uprights and,ad-f justable across the same to project more or less at a desired side of a'bed', an arm connected, at one end with the other upright for movement about the same as a pivot, ajoint in saidja'rm other porti'ons have relative mmyemcntin a horizontal andliihcluding arvertical pimt wherehy them-m 13.11; qombinitiome peiriei ubrigrts "to be disposed at and extendingaboveoneeendnfi a plane only, and. said am; at its O h r nd "supg of said uprights, andlvenically adiust able ;there-' on; =each10f sgid vbrackets including a'n --tion of which one has. a swivel ioint intermediate rendsof said'bracketmrm I r :77 6,1111: combinationa pair '0! :umfl ghts itogbe' :its ends; and aggressbemmbcrted bythe-opiper I a -t onegcorner-of 111611,; or bracket on saiduprigh'c;

' i di'spos edrati neend .91 ighed al bracket omcteh Qlsaid uprights and-Evertically adfiiistable ghere- V on; eabh, of said bruketsb including in firm-poror;- (if which; one; hasQa-awivel jointv intermediate gends; each-10f; said bracket arm mentions intudirially through said tubular portions. 3w 1 t dispos d; 'atsror e end a b d. aihrack t. omeach oi v' saids up h s l? e iu a li m? ra z i sai a kv ts im i ne :an a m pm? i 125* r Y i 'sren nd'a rossbar summedfo ns di a l iion w-hkh: n az wivel 161m; int mediat 'adjustment, 'on the outerl end portions of; said bracket arm portions. V

. bracket arm, portions r disiaosedatgone end- 101 a. bed, abrag-get on-each,

OffiSfiid: uprights and -t un: \ab e' relatiye; theretb and; vertically adJusteble eac'lggof said brackets including an arm porgiorrpf which-9pc has fa swivel joint -intermediate' itsyends," and a cross bar supporteQ-Jgy theouterfem "19.111 pair: or ubiish fl b f disposed at .and'extending above one end gt, a

bed; a bracket o'neack otrsaid uplidfisandgturn- V abie relative therete-f and: vertically; gcijustable th reo ea h b e in ud nafini r porrionof-whi h n xsw yel i t rmediatefits end axid a; ro ar: s m rfi difdri onsb said braeketermgpegfionsr 5 s, 4,10 m-co bimfipm as a J u r h di se 'zatland ex snd s ia ove d-;o.

- ix idr er ssrbar' upw d on a l In: mbimr n. .1. {pa 9 shb $9 be "sposed at one end .of; g ibed mri'ght 129 b D Sd v at: the other endqoiithes ed, acr ss hara; supported; uni-said pair, 4 0}: uprights,.:- an

amp commuted at: onesend with the o her '1 P? rightzior movemmtjnbout YihfEESIIDQ'QS- l pivgn,

' a swivel-connection in saidlarm; said: at

its'other endsupported p lley'on'saidprm 1 I 2. m combinationfa pair" uprighizs tq Y disposed at one ena-or s be'djand fanum'ighij to be disposed att re-othe aha-0mm a crdss justapie; along isfiigl grrfi." and ajfpuI ley gar; sai carriage l E v v Y.

4 7411}; combination; a; pair at uprights Be by crass ha rs-innate bed, abrecket-m.1each ot said uprights and fverti cally. adjustable each 0fsaid brackets :includingfi arm portion, oiiwhich one bass 1:

swivel joimf intermedhte tits, ends; a. cross bar supported by the outer endsof said bracketarm portionslend a. pmlemon saidicross bar interme idiatetheendsthereoh 1 14; m lcombinatiog-anubrig l lts to be diseased -an :eonnecting .the armnwith the I :bracketjtor movement aboutihe same asa :piyqt jand forfladjustment vertically; fliereon; a mom! armswivelledto the outer endvloi" said first arm,

'fl.1Pr0IS,.mea.'n,s. connecting said prop with thesecl-l and arm f0r-,a.d ustme tr alone-th same ahd p votal mo eme tz bout thers erand EP 'QP' 7 includinguportion Melisa-8Q trail 'to' maintain v i the saidsecond armin'zspaeed relation; tothe bed.

- 15;. nffl 0mbina 10n.;an:uni1sht "fo e. adisp e i t necom r 0.118 hem-m1 m, e ns-:eqnn e r rin thearm with the upright for pivotal "movementifo r verticei adjustment, la se cond arm swivelled the outer; end of s aidd-flr'st; arm, 'a prop, means eonpectipgx sgidprop with the; second arm for adjustmentalong the, same and; pivotal movementgaboutthesame, saidxpmp 'in clfiding-a length of the prop; and means: carried by'i4one part or saidimp toengageu rail 0! 'ebed to maintain the sconwarmqzr i gigred Diied 7-16-1111 ssmbinsmnipmgforupngm ta; dis

ing' "above me same} a bar supfibrted -di i tlie t subtioft 'd m; met uppe' 1 r' endi biortioris, (of t mrf g rj er uprights pd d just able; across the U farmrt'f s miea hwnne da "one endfwim one or, the u right *o'fbpe jpaiffbf me "ends snbnqrtd -bythe second, mentibhed pli'rig eqiustable alongtrfiefflrstl' rpss bar.

'pd ne e fi c os an armifm i i bt'xter end of said ia'rir'ifa propjjeaps conneetirijg sw n mj rm "With th'e bracket for 'moyeinent g'ag'eja ragii Ito: mintain the sa idysecpr d a'prm in 'joir t intermediate its ends} nd gmfo qparis pg ported by the outer ends of said bracket arm portions. j

18. In combination, a pair of uprights to'be disposed at one end of a bed, a, bracket; on each of 5 said uprights, each of said brackets including an arm'portion of which one a. swivel joint inthe cross bar. v


i 5 termediate its ends, a cross barsupported bytheouter ends of said bracket arm portions, and said cross bar including a, crank portion for turning

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U.S. Classification602/34, 5/84.1
International ClassificationA61F5/04
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/04
European ClassificationA61F5/04