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Publication numberUS2580598 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 1, 1952
Filing dateJan 23, 1951
Priority dateJan 23, 1951
Publication numberUS 2580598 A, US 2580598A, US-A-2580598, US2580598 A, US2580598A
InventorsRody Pasquale
Original AssigneeRody Pasquale
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Alarm for deaf persons
US 2580598 A
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Jan. 1, 1952 P. RoDY 2,580,598

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Patented Jan. 1, 1952 UNITA ED STAT E S N E.

ALARMTFORIDEAFPERSONS? Pasquale Rody, Phoenix, Ariz.4

Application!! anuary 23, 1951', Serial No. 207,351

3;.ClaimS. (Cl. 161-22) This inventionirelateseto an-alarmzdevice operable in connectionzwithiatimepiecewhich is for use in arousingdeaf personsffrom sleep. More particularly, itzhastoldo withy such alarm device in which vibrationsimpartedto the frame of a bed occupied-:by the deafperson cause such person to be aroused;

In mypriorapplication, Serial No. 27,004, filed May 14, 1948, Alarm forivDeaf Persons, noW Patent No, 2,561,481 dated-.Jrulyu24,A 1951, there is disclosed and: claimed an alarm` device which includes a vertically disposed electromagnet adaptedto be positioned Vbelow andspacefrom the rail f abed and ilxedlyl secured thereto, a vertically disposed armatureconnected to the electromagnet for vibratory movementl toward and away from the bed rail, and ahammerprojecting transverselyof the armature adjacent the .upperend thereof and engageablewiththe bed rail upon vibratory movement. of.` the armature toward `the bed rail.

It has been' found that by. replacing thefvertically disposed electromagnet, the. vertically disposed armatureconnected to the-lelectromagnet, and the hammer projecting from the upper end of thearmature,` of the deviceofmyapplication Serial No.v 27,004-, by a verticallydisposed'motor having the rotatable motor shaft projecting from4 the upper endthereof; the motor being provided with means for xedly supporting it in side by side spaced relation withrespect to and from the side rail of a bed frame, a horizontally disposed bar connected intermediate its ends to the projecting motor shaft for rotation with the latter, and a horizontally disposed resilient element arranged adjacent each end of the bar and having one end xedly secured to the adjacent end of the bar and having the other end provided with means forcibly and sldably engageable with the adjacent face portion of the bed frame side rail upon rotary movement of the bar, an alarm device results which is especially eiiicient and positive in operation, and is commercially feasible.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 is an elevational view of the alarm device operable in connection with a timepiece according to the present invention applied to the side rail of a bed frame.

Figure 2 is an enlarged sectional View taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4--4 of Figure 2.

Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary elevational View. showing theconnectionzof the housing and:

motor enclosing casingr to av flanged side railfofga bed frame.

ata predetermined time, is connected to anconvenience outlet II in ahousewiring. systemby meansof a conducting cord.I2, and to the alarmA device generally indicatedr by the numeral I3 by means of va conducting` cord-A I4.; The alarmsdevice I3 is secured to the frame I5of;a bed I6 in,

such manner that vibrations producedi bythe alarm device will be conveyed by means of the bed frame I 5 to the sleeper in the bed.

The clock I0 is provided With an olf-on switch Il', an alarm setting knob I8, and alarm time-indicating hand I9'. The back ofthe clock I0 is provided with a socket, not shown, which is connected to the alarm contacts withinthe clock and into which the plug of the connecting cord I 4 is inserted.

The alarm device I3, Figures 2 to 4 inclusive,`

comprises a casing 26 open at its top in which is xedly mounted'a verticallydisposed motor 2I,

the rotatable shaft 22; of theV motor projecting` through and beyond the openr end ofr thecasing. Superimposedupon and securedto the open top of thev casing 20 is` ahousing 23 thebottom 2,4of`

the housing 23 having anopening-25 yfor loosely receiving the projecting: Shaft; 22-

theshaft 22 :is a horizontally. disposedbarl, the bar being connected intermediate its ends to the shaft 22 for rotation with the latter. Arranged adjacent the ends of the bar 26 are horizontally disposed resilient elements 2l and 28 respectively, one end of the elements 2l and 28 being iixedly secured to the adjacent ends 29 and 30 respectively of the bar 26 and the other end of the elements being provided with means forcibly and sldably engageable with the adjacent face portion of the side rail 3I of the frame I5 of the bed I6, said means being rollers 32 and 33 respectively, each connected to the ends 29 and 30 of the elements 2l and 28 for rotation about a vertical axis. The rollers 32 and 33, upon rotation of the shaft 22, are in turn, projected through the open side 34 of the housing 23, and forcibly and sldably engage the adjacent face portion of the side rail 3| of the frame I5 of the bed I6. The forcible engagement of the rollers 32 and 33 of the elements 21 and 28 causes vibrations in turn to be imparted to the side rail 3I of the bed frame I5, which vibrations are then conveyed to the person in the bed.

Slidably supported on the top 36 of the housing Positioned; Withinthe housing 23 ladjacent thefreev end of,

23 is a bracket 35, the bracket being detachably connected to the top 36 of the housing by means of a threaded bolt 31 extending slidably through the top 36, a washer 38 surrounding the bolt 31, and a threaded wing nut 39 in threaded engagement with the bolt 31 and bearing against the Washer 38. The bracket 35 rests upon the top of the side rail 3| of the bed frame l5 and has a depending flange 40 adjacent one end which bears against the inner face of the side rail 3l when the housing 23 and bracket 35 are xedly supported in side by side spaced relation with respect to the side rail 3|.

Where the side rail 4l of the bed frame I5V is provided with a ledge or outwardly projecting flange 42, Figure 5, a bracket 43 is employed in place of bracket 35 which has an inturned end or hook 44, the hook 44 embracing the ledge or flange 42.

It will be understood that when the plug of the conducting cord I2 is inserted in the convenience outlet H in a house wiring system and the plug of the conducting cord I4 is inserted in the socket in the back of the clock I0, the necessary current will be supplied to the clock and the alarm device I3 will also be operated whenever its circuit which is connected to the main circuit in the clock is closed by the contacts in the clock at the hour set by means of knob I8 provided the o-on switch l1 is set in the proper position.

I claim:

l. An alarm device comprising a vertically disposed motor adapted to be positioned in side by side spaced relation with respect to the side rail of a bed and xedly supported from said side rail, a vertically disposed rotatable shaft projecting from the upper end of said motor, a horizontally disposed bar connected intermediate its ends to said shaft for rotation therewith, a horizontally disposed resilient element arranged adjacent each end of said bar and having one end xedly secured to the adjacent end of said bar and having the other end provided with means forcibly and slidably engageable with the adjacent face portion of said side rail upon rotary movement of said bar, an alarm clock including a time switch, and circuit connecting means connected between said time switch and said motor for actuating said bar and resilient elements at a selected time determined by said time switch.

2. An alarm device comprising a vertically disposed motor adapted to be positioned in side by side spaced relation with respect to the side rail of a bed and fixedly supported from said side rail, a vertically disposed rotatable shaft projecting from the upper end of said motor, a horizontally disposed bar connected intermediate its ends to said shaft for rotation therewith, a horizontally disposed resilient element arranged adjacent each end of said bar and having one end xedly secured to the adjacent end of said bar and having the other end provided with means embodying a roller connected thereto for rotation about a vertical axis forcibly and slidably engageable with the adjacent faceportion of said side rail upon rotary movement of'said bar, an alarm clock including a time switch, and circuit connecting means connected between said time switch and said motor for actuating said bar and resilient elements at a selected time determined by said time switch.

3. An alarm device comprising a casing having an open top arranged in side by side spaced relation with respect to the side rail of a bed, a housing superimposed upon and secured to the open top of said casing, a bracket slidably and detachably connected to the top of said housing resting upon the top of said rail and having an end bearing against the latter, a vertically disposed rotatable shaft projecting from the upper end of said motor and extending into said housing, said housing having the side contiguous to said side rail open, a horizontally disposed bar connected intermediate its `ends to said shaft for rotation therewith, a horizontally disposed resilient element arranged adjacent each end of said bar and having one end ixedly secured to the adjacent end of said bar and having the other end provided with means embodying a roller connected thereto for rotation about a vertical axis projectable through the open side of said housing and forcibly and slidably engageable with the adjacent face portion of said side rail upon rotary movement of said bar, an alarm clock including a time switch, and circuit connecting means connected between said time switch and said motor for actuating said bar and resilient elements at a selected time determined by said time switch.

PASQUALE RODY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification368/12, 5/915, 5/658, 968/236, 368/250, 5/109
International ClassificationG04B23/02
Cooperative ClassificationY10S5/915, G04B23/026
European ClassificationG04B23/02G