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Publication numberUS2039901 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 5, 1936
Filing dateMar 1, 1935
Priority dateMar 1, 1935
Publication numberUS 2039901 A, US 2039901A, US-A-2039901, US2039901 A, US2039901A
InventorsHawley Frank J
Original AssigneeHawley Frank J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dental, medical, and hospital anesthesia apparatus
US 2039901 A
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F. J. HAWLEY May 5, 1936.

2, 39,901 DENTAL, MEDICAL, AND HOSPI T AL ANESTHESIA APPARATUS Filed March 1, 1935 3 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR ATTORNEY May 5,' 1936. 2,039,901 v DENTAL, MEDICAL, 'AND HOSPITAL ANESTHESIA APPARATUS F-. J. HAWLEY s Sheets-Sheet '2 Filed March 1, 1935 I 6 P I U H l uul lU H m Hl l JUL m H h INVENTOR WIHQLUZ BY Milky 5, 1936.

F. J. HAWLEY DENTAL, MEDICAL, AND HSPITAL ANESTHESIA APPARATUS s Sheets-She et s Filed March 1, 1955 V INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented May 5, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE DENTAL, MEDICAL, AND HOSPITAL ANESTHESIA APPARATUS 6 Claims.

This invention relates to gas anesthesia apparatus and more particularly to cabinets for such apparatus, the object of the invention being to provide a cabinet for supporting and concealing a part or the whole of such apparatus.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a cabinet of the character described having accessible means for holding the various equipment incidental to such apparatus as well as other equipment necessary for use in a dental office whereby the anesthesia apparatus is not only made more sightly but provides a single unit in place of several as heretofore thereby saving space in adental office.

Gas anesthesia apparatus as used in dental offices is usually supported either on the wall by a bracket or on the fioor by a suitable iron stand, more or less unsightly, and such an apparatus has a certain psychological effect upon nervous patients and the apparatus serves no other useful purpose. It is therefore the object of the present invention to remove as far as possible this effect by providing an ornamental and highly efficient cabinet for supporting and, to a large extent, con- 25 cealing the unsightly parts of such apparatus such as the gas tanks and other parts depending from the head of the apparatus or the entire apparatus and which, while requiring no more room than ordinary dental apparatus of this kind, will 3 be more highly efficient in that it provides numerous receptacles particularly adapted for dental use while at the same time permitting the top of the cabinet to be used asa table.

Thus the construction of the apparatus is such that a single unit not only serves. the purpose of the ordinary anesthesia apparatus but enables the" operatorto have at hand various conveniences used in his work, thus providing a single unit where several have heretofore been necessary since the instruments and other equipment incidental to the use of such an apparatus had to be carried in a cabinet separate from the apparatus itself.

In the drawings accompanying and forming a part of this specification, Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one form of this apparatus;

Fig. 2 is a horizontal section through the cabinet taken above the top drawers thereof;

Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view;

Fig. 4 is a top view of Fig. 3 and also illustrates in dotted lines a circular form of cabinet which may be used in place of the rectangular form shown;

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a modified form of cabinet in which the head of the apparatus is also concealed;

Fig. 6 is-ahorizontal sectional view of the structure shown. in Fig. 5 with a portion of the head of the apparatus in place; and 5' Fig. '7 is aperspective view of the upper part of another form of cabinet which may beused; for supporting the apparatus.

Similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the several views.

Before explaining in detail the present improvement and mode of operation thereof, I desire to have it understood that the invention is not limited to the details of construction and arrangement of parts which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings since the invention is capable of other embodiments, and that the phraseology which I employ is for the purpose of description and not of limitation.

Dental anesthesia apparatus comprises a head, as it is called, having the usual necessary gauges, valves, etc., and aseriesof depending or suspended tanks containing the oxygen, nitrous oxide, etc., all supported either by a bracket secured to the wall or upon a tripod or stand, more or less unsightly and of no particular usev except for the purpose for which the apparatus is made and the object of the present improvement is to support this apparatus in such a way as to largely conceal the unsightly parts thereof while at the same time providing an ornamental article of manufacture efiici'ent-for other purposes.

In the preferred form thereof the head 21 of the apparatus comprising the necessary gauges, valves and depending gas tanks. 3 is provided with a plate. or bracket 4 fastened to the top 5. of the cabinet 6. The cabinet top isprovi'ded' with a series of substantially equally" spaced openings I shown as four in number and of a suitable size for the reception of the tanks suspended from the head. Around these openings are located metal collars or rings 1 so that the tanks are thus practically enclosed within the center compartment 8 of the cabinet, which cabinet may be of rectangular form as shown in Fig. 1 or of circular form as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 4.

In Figs. 1, 2, and 3, the cabinet is shown of rectangular form although it may be of any other suitable form and supported on the floor in any appropriate manner, made of a bottom, top, sides, back and front and is provided with suitable rollers 9 for facilitating its movement and with a ventilating opening ID in one side, as for instance, the front. The cabinet is provided with a series of drawers or compartments other dental equipment.

tion of the apparatus is carried by a removable ll located around and below the center compartment in which the tanks are located and in the form illustrated in Figs. 1, 2, and 3, various sizes of these drawers are shown having suitable supporting means for different instruments and The ventilating porpanel [3.

From the foregoing it will be seen that any one or all of the tanks may be readily removed from or replaced in the cabinet by lifting the same through the openings in the top thereof since they are detachably connected to or suspended from the head.

In the forms shown in Figs. 5 and 7, the top of the cabinet is provided with a top or extension I 6 comprising, in Fig. 5, a pair of hinged sides 11, each of which is formed of two hinged parts l8 and I9 and thus may be folded upon itself so that, when lowered, they will form shelves at each side of the cabinet. Each of these'sides near its top edge is provided with a groove 20 for the reception of a shiftable or roll cover 2| similar to that of a roll top desk whereby, by shifting this cover upward and backward, the head of the apparatus is exposed and the sides may be lowered into shelf position when the apparatus is to be used. The grooves 20 when the sides are upright will of course register with similar grooves at the back of the cabinet into which the top is lowered so as to free the sides and permit them to be lowered.

In Fig. '7 instead of a roll top as shown in Fig. 5, the top may be formed of a series of hinged cover members 2| which may be thrown upward and back out of the way and the sides 22 lowered to form shelves. The apparatus in these forms is also provided with ventilating panels 23 and a suitable arrangement of drawers 24 particularly intended for use with the form of gas apparatus shown which is somewhat more compact than the apparatus shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 3.

It is to be understood that by describing in detail herein any particular form, structure or arrangement, it is not intended to limit the invention beyond the terms of the several claims or the requirements of the prior art.

Having thus explained the nature of my said invention and described a way of constructing and using the same, although without attempting to set forth all of the forms in which it may be made, or all of the modes of its use, I claim:

1. An anesthesia cabinet having a top and an anesthesia controlling head supported by the top, said top having a plurality of openings equally spaced from the axis of the head for the reception of anesthesia tanks suspended by said head within the openings and cabinet with the tanks largely concealed by the walls of the cabinet.

2. An anesthesia cabinet having a top and an anesthesia controlling head supported by the top, said top having a plurality of openings equally spaced from the axis of the head for the reception of anesthesia tanks suspended by said head within the openings and cabinet, with the tanks largely concealed by the walls of the cabinet, said cabinet having a series of instrument and supply compartments at the sides of said tanks. I

3. An anesthesia cabinet having a top and an anesthesia controlling head supported by the top, said top having a plurality of openings equally spaced from the axis of the head for the reception of anesthesia tanks suspended by said head within the openings and cabinet, with the tanks largely concealed by the Walls of the cabinet, said cabinet having a series of instrument and supply compartments at the sides and bottom of said tanks.

4. An anesthesia cabinet having a top and an anesthesia controlling head supported by the top, said top having a plurality of openings equally spaced from the axis of the head for the reception of anesthesia tanks suspended by said head within the openings and cabinet, with the tanks largely concealed by the walls of the cabinet, said cabinet having a series of drawer closed instrument and supply compartments.

5. An anesthesia cabinet having a top and an anesthesia controlling head supported by the top, said top having a plurality of openings equally spaced from the axis of the head for the reception of anesthesia tanks suspended by said head within the openings and cabinet, with the tanks largely concealed by the walls of the cabinet, said cabinet having a series 'of drawer enclosed instrument and supply compartments of various sizes located some at the sides and some at the bottom of said tanks.

6. An anesthesia cabinet having a top 'and a major compartment therebelow and located centrally of the cabinet and also having a series of instrument and supply compartments, and an anesthesia controlling head supported by the top above said major compartment, said top having a plurality of openings communicating with said major compartment and equally spaced from the axis of the head for the reception of anesthesia tanks suspended by said head within the openings and the major compartment of the cabinet with the tanks largely concealed by the walls of the cabinet.

FRANK J. HAWLEY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/209, 312/198, 312/316, 312/213, 312/297, 128/204.18
International ClassificationA61M16/10
Cooperative ClassificationA61M16/104
European ClassificationA61M16/10B