US 2585660 A
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F 1952 o. B. KJOS ETAL PATIENT'S BEDEASE Filed Jan. 31, 1949 w a m n A 5 NM m wq vllkl 05 w I 1: .L ,/M x WM. N &\ m .NN
Patented Feb. 12, 1952 ottamigxjfis'aziia HenryAiKbraa, relicannapias; Min'iiI i 5 tpue i il am el, 194e;;seriarN-e: 7s; 74e
SClaiinli (CL 5-311) This" invention relates patients lying;- in beds to raise themselves to a?- sitting. position. i V
An object of this inventionds to 'provide adee; vicefor attachment to: the foot-l-of a-bedrwh-iehcan be normally. disposeddnian upraised inopera tive position above tlrebm of the patient, and [can be? easily swungsdownwardly to a substantially horizontal operative position on top of the bed and in a position WheiebSYthepatient may grasp theend-of thedevice and-,pull himself'upwardly to a sitting position Another object ofthis invention is to provide a device of this kind which can be secured to"the-top railofthe foot of the be'd or any point along: the length ofthe" railpso'that the .handle or gri'pwmay be grasped;- by either or bothehands .of the patient.
With the above 'aiidothei'"ob'jbts in view, my inventioii consists in the a'i raiigement, combi-W nation an'd' details ofconsti iicitiori discIosdi-in the drawings' and specification-3 and their more particularly pointed out in the'appended claims.
Figure 1 is a detailed side elevation of a device constructed according to an embodiment of this invention showing the device in operative position, and showing the foot of a. bed, the latter being broken away and partly in vertical section,
Figure 2 is a plan view of the device partly brokenaway and in section,
' Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure l,
Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 4--4 of Figure 1,
Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 1.
Referringv to the drawing and to numeral I designated generally the foot of a bed which is provided with a top horizontally disposed rail I I. In order to provide a means whereby a patient lying on the bed may readily pull himself upwardly to a sitting position, I have provided an attachment which is adapted to be secured to the rail I I as will be herein, described, and is adapted to project lengthwise and forwardly to a position whereby the patient lying on the bed may readily grip the device for pulling himself upwardly to a sitting position. This device includes a gripping member generally designated as I2 which is formed as a, C-clamp having a stationary jaw I3 carried by a horizontally disposed bar l4 adapted to fit over the bed rail l I and is formed with a dependent ar'm I that extends below the axial center line of the rail and through which arm a threaded shaft I6 engages. The shaft I6 is provided at its inner end with a swivel mounted grip- I ping jaw or head I1 adapted to engage the rail II toia: device aidin I andcooperate withthe j aw 13 'in tightlyg g rippingg *I I An elongated body? I 9 is-radapted ;to slidinglw and'pivotally' engagethe back-10f bar I4 oif the the gripping; member, I 2 onto the rail.--" Tlhe sha'ft I6 has secured.-to the forward; end'thereof arharie dle or-knob IS'by meansof-which-the grip may be;
, tightened or loosenedswith respect to the rail clamp I2- and inol-udesia bifurcated rear end--:
which is' adapted to straddle the back-d l an'd the latter is: formed, With an; elongated horizontally body: I 9 is; in an I operative positiomthis bodyp will be substantially horizontally disposed as shown:
in Figure 1. If it is desired to positionzthe -deviee in an inoperative position, the body; I9 may be raised onanangle to thesvertical and--moved rearwardly" to substantially thevdotted linez po'si tion shown in Figure 1-,- Whereby=- theiorward-end gag-e the upper edge oftheback member; I 4, and hold the body I9 in an upraised position. The body I9 is provided with an elongated opening or bore 23 within which the rear end of an elongated rod 24 is adapted to rotatably engage. The rod 24 is formed with an annular groove 25 and a set screw 26 is threaded through the body I9 and is adapted to engage in the groove 25 to thereby hold the body I9 against endwise moving in the bore 23 while permitting rotary movement of rod 24 relative to the body IS. A second annular groove 21 is also provided in the body l9 and a second set screw 28 is threaded through the body I9 for engagement in the groove 21 and for holding the rod 24 against endwise movement. The rod 24 may be of any desired length such that the looped handle or grip 29 carried by the forward end thereof will be positioned in a convenient location for grasping by the patient when the latter is in reclining position.
A second handle or grip 30 is adjustably carried by the rod 24 being formed with a shank 3i which is pivotally mounted between the arms 32 of the sliding block 33 having an opening 34 within which the rod 24 engages. A-pivot bolt 35 extends through the ears 32 and through the shank 3| to thereby pivotally secure the shank 3| to the block 33. Preferably as shown in Figures 1 and 2 the bolt 35 engages through the shank 3| in a position whereby the shank 3| will be slightly tilted when the handle 30 is grasped and raised upwardly a slight degree so that the block 33 will be locked by biting engagement of the ends of the opening 34 with the rod 24.
' In the use and operation of this device the this inoperative position the inner end of the slot formed by the bifurcations 20'will engage the upper edge of the bar [4' and hold the rod 24 in an upwardly and forwardly inclined position.
When the patient desires to pull himself upwardly to a sitting position the rod 24 with the coupling member 19 may be pulled forwardly with respect to the clamp l2 until the pivot bolt 22 is'at the forward end ofthe slot 2|. At this timethe rod 24 will be lying on top of the bed withthe handle or grip 29 conveniently located with"re'- spect to the patients hand or hands. The patient may then brace himself by his feet placed against 7 the foot of the bed and pull himself upwardly to a sitting position by gripping the handle or grip 29. It is not, however, necessary for the patient to bracehimself by his feet, as the patient can also pullhimself up to a sitting position merely by gripping the handle or grip 29 and exerting the necessary pull. The intermediate or adjustable grip 30 may be alternately or optionally used either at the beginning of the pulling operation or when the patient is partially raised and desires a shorter grip with respect to the rod 24.
I do not mean to confine myself to the exact details of construction herein disclosed but claim all variations falling within the purview of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
l. A'device forattachment to the foot of a bed to aid-a reclining person to sit up comprising a C-clamp having a-straight back portion and adapted to be clamped over the upper rail of the foot of the bed, an elongated rod, a handgrasp carried by one end of said rod, and a transverse member carried by an end opposite from said one end of the rod and engaging with said straight back portion for pivotally securing the other end of said rod to the back of the clamp.
2. A device for attachment to the foot of a bed to aid a reclining person to sit up comprising a c clamp adaptedto be clamped onto the upper rail of the foot of the bed, the back of said clamp having a longitudinally disposed elongated opening, an elongatedrod, a hand grasp at one end of said r0d,and means carried by said rod and 'loosely engaging through said opening for pivotally and slidably securing said rod to said clamp. 3. A device for attachment to the foot of a bed to aid at reclining person to sit up, comprising a,
c-clampr adapted-to be clamped onto the upper rail of the foot of the bed, said C-clamp being formed with a longitudinally extending slide means, an elongated rod, a hand grasp carried by one end of said rod, a transverse member carried by said rod and engaging with said slide means for pivotally securing the other end of said rod to said clamp, a second hand grasp, and means securing said second hand grasp-to said rod for endwise adjustment therealong. OTTO B. KJ OS.
HENRY A. KORDA.
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