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Publication numberUS2182861 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 12, 1939
Filing dateJan 21, 1937
Priority dateJan 21, 1937
Publication numberUS 2182861 A, US 2182861A, US-A-2182861, US2182861 A, US2182861A
InventorsAlbert Suzanne A
Original AssigneeAlbert Suzanne A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable treatment pad
US 2182861 A
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Dec. 12, 1939. s, A, ALBERT 2,182,861

ADJUSTABLE TREATMENT PAD Filed Jan. 21 1957 I/IIIIIIIII'IIIIIII INVENTOR.

5020/7? A A/ke/f ATTORNEY.

Patented Dec. 12, 1939 UNITED ism-res: EATENT OFFICE. I

ADJUSTABLE TREATBHENT Suzanne Albert, San Diego, Calif. U Application "21, 1937, SeriaLNo. 121,495

My invention relates to a treatment pad to be used by chiropractors, masseurs, and osteopathic physicians, which treatment pad is readily portable and adjustable andis also convertible, and the objects of my invention are:

First, to provide a pad that may be readily applied in connection with the conventional chiropractic, masseur or osteopath table or may be used on an ordinary bench or table;

Second, to provide a pad of this class with an open space transversely across the same for a womans breasts to rest in when she lies face downward on the pad;

Third, to provide a pad of this class in which the space is adjustable for varying widths;

Fourth, to provide a pad of this class with a removable pad member which is adapted to fill this space when the patient is reposed in other positions thereon;

Fifth, to provide a pad of this class with a notch for receiving the nose, chin, and mouth of the patient when lying face downward;

Sixth, to provide an adjustable and portable treatment pad made in three sections which are separable and each provided with means for securing it to a table, bench, or other object;

Seventh, to provide an adjustable and portable treatment pad of this class with springs to provide give in the pad if desired;

Eighth, to provide an adjustable and portable treatment pad of this class in which the springs may be omitted and the structure made more solid;

Ninth, to provide a pad of this class in which all of the parts are provided with rounded corners, thus avoiding any sharp corners, thus adding to the comfort of the patient;

Tenth, to provide a pad of this class which is very light and easily moved from place to place; and

Eleventh, to provide a pad of this class which is very simple and economical of construction, easy to operate, adjust, and is convertible.

With these and other objects in -.view as will appear hereinafter, by invention consists of certain novel features of construction, combination, and arrangement of parts and portions as will be hereinafter described in detail and particularly set forth in the appended claims reference being had to the accompanying drawing and to the characters of reference thereon which form a part of this application in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of my adjustable and portable treatment pad with theintermediate pad removed so that it is in condition for a lady lying face downward; Fig. 2 is a {similar view with the intermediate pad positioned therein for use for persons lying on their backs 01' for general treatment purposes; Fig. 3 is a top or plan view showing the adjustable pad connecting members 4 and 5, and Fig. 4 is an enlarged transverse fragmentary sectional view from the line 44 of Fig. 1. I

Similar characters of reference refer to similar parts and portions throughout the views of the drawing:

The head and shoulder pad member I, body and leg pad member 2, intermediate removal pad member}, and pad connecting members 4 and 5 constitute the principal parts and portions of my adjustable and portable treatment pad.

The head and shoulder pad member I is a boxlike pad member with rounded corners approximately twenty inches wide and approximately eighteen inches from front to back and three and one-half to four inches high. It is provided at its front upper side with a notch la which extends across the front upper corner and is adapted to receive the chin, nose, and mouth of the patient when lying face down on the pad. It is provided with straps lb and lo secured thereto at the lower corners at the opposite sides. On the one side they are provided with buckles 6. These straps are adapted to connect with the buckles and extend around a table, bench, or other object for securing the pad in position thereon. This pad I is also provided on its lower side with an extended pad connecting member 4 which is thin and relatively rigid which is provided with a series of rows of buttons 4a on its upper surface as shown best in Fig. 3 of the drawing.

The body and leg pad 2 is a rectangular shaped pad with rounded corners to provide comfort and is approximately twenty inches wide and two feet or more in length, approximately three and one-half inches deep at its front side and two to two and one-half inches deep at its rear side. This pad is also made with springs to form a spring cushion or may be made solid. It is provided with straps 2b and 2c which are provided with buckles on one side for securing this pad 2 in position on a table, bench, or the like. This pad 2 has a forwardly extending pad con necting member 5 which is provided with button holes 5a adapted to receive the buttons 4a. on the connecting member 4 for securin these pad members in certain adjusted spaced relation, the connecting member 5 being relatively stiff.

The space between the pads I and 2 isfilled when desired by the intermediate pad 3 which is adapted to fit in between the pads l and 2 when the pads are in certain adjusted position re1atively to each other, and it is provided with rounded corners to provide comfort. It is also provided with straps 3a which are provided with buckles on one side to facilitate the securing of this intermediate pad in position on the table, bench, or the like.

In Fig. 4 is shown a sectional view 01 the spring and pad arrangement where springs are utilized. The springs I are in spaced series or rows and covered by padding 8, and this padding 8 is covered with a main pad over 9, and this spring and pad arrangement may be used in all three of the pads, I, 2, and 3, or it is obvious that the pad may be made without springs and more solid composed of padding alone and in which case the pads i, 2, and 3 may be considerably thinner if desired.

Though I have shown and described a particular construction, combination, and arrangement of parts and portions, I do not wish to be limited to this particular construction, combination, and arrangement, but desire to include in the scope of my invention the construction, combination, and arrangement, substantially as set forth in the appended claim.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

In a portable treatment pad, a head and shoulder pad member, a body and leg pad member spaced from and aligned with said head and shoulder pad member, means adjustably connecting said pad members whereby the space between the said pad members may be varied, said connecting means comprising a connecting member fixed to one of said pad members and separable fastening means having parts thereof respectively on said connecting member and on the other of said pad members, the parts of said fastening means on one of said members being spaced longitudinally thereof whereby adjustment of the space between said pad members is effected by engaging selected ones of said longitudinally spaced fastener parts with the fastener parts on said other member.

SUZANNE A. ALBERT.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification5/722, 5/731, 5/733, 5/735
International ClassificationA61G7/05, A61G7/065
Cooperative ClassificationA61G7/065
European ClassificationA61G7/065